Chapter Highlights


Care Services



When Living with ALS

Thursday January 19 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Join us for a Panel presentation with question and answer. Panel consists of former caregivers as well as someone living with ALS. Some of the topics the panel will be discussing are:

  • What Does Care for the Whole Family Mean
  • What Makes Care Difficult
  • Care for the Whole Family from the Perspective of Someone Living with ALS
  • Benefits of Caring for All Impacted by ALS

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 205822

Welcome, Maria!

The Care Service Team welcomes Maria Smith.  Maria’s background is in Social Work, and she will be covering Northern Virginia.  After going through training, Maria will be reaching out to the families in this area. 


Chapter Events

Our Chapter and third-party hosted events provide opportunities to #ChallengeALS: from raising awareness of ALS, to fundraising for our Chapter to support our services, these opportunities allow us to gather, connect, and fight ALS together.

Walk to Defeat ALS

The 2022 Walk to Defeat ALS DC was a huge success with more than 970 participants registered to come together as an ALS community. To date, we have raised over $480,000 to help support local care programs and services! Our final Walk of the year was the Richmond Walk on October 29th (we’ve raised over $90,000 as of October 27th). Please visit our events page to donate to or get involved with any upcoming events.

Ride to Defeat ALS

Save the date for the 2023 Ride to Defeat ALS Blue Ridge which is scheduled for May 13, 2023. Everyone is invited to join us for a destination trip to Crozet, Virginia (just outside Charlottesville) in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn more, donate, and/or register today here.



It is through your advocacy that, together, we will create a world without ALS. The actions of state and federal governments have a tremendous impact on people living with ALS. It's important that those leaders hear directly from you.

Please click here to sign up and to review our issues, learn about your elected officials, and take action in support of individuals living with this disease.

Support Groups

ALS Support Groups

Dealing with ALS is physically, emotionally and financially devastating. ALS Support Groups provide a caring, supportive, and open environment for people to gather, connect, and talk with one another. These groups are open to people living with ALS, their families, caregivers and friends. They provide everyone with opportunities to establish a network of valuable resources and sustained support. Our Chapter offers many support groups for both patients and caregivers. Click here for a complete list. Each meeting and will have speakers on relevant topics combined with time for attendees to share information and provide feedback to one another. 

Durable Medical Equipment in Store

Donate Equipment

The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter greatly appreciates donations of durable medical equipment (DME), respiratory equipment, and communication devices for use in our Equipment Loan Program. The Program offers temporary loaner equipment, including speech generating devices, to area residents with a verified diagnosis of ALS who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access their insurance (while in a nursing home or hospice) or who are waiting for insurance approval.

For equipment donations, please contact us at 301-978-9855.

We will provide an acknowledgment letter to each donor for tax purposes once the donation is picked up by the DME companies that store and maintain our equipment throughout the state, and NuMotion.

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 Numotion graciously donates their time and services to help us fulfill our Equipment Loan Program, providing temporary loaner equipment to area residents in need with a verified diagnosis of ALS.

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Donate Today!

Your gift will help The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to people living with ALS and their families. By making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS. To make an online donation, please click on the button below.



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