About Us

The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter was founded in 1991 to serve the needs of those living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and their families throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

The Chapter focuses primarily on providing services and support to those currently living with the disease and their families, while also supporting the research and advocacy efforts, led by its National Office. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information, support and materials. 

The ALS Association (National Office and the DC/MD/VA Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure. On a daily basis staff and volunteers are working diligently to develop programs to ensure that our ALS family can count on the caring, compassionate support of people who understand the daily challenges of living with this disease.

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS and battling the disease on every front. The ALS Association covers all the bases — research, community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.

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