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Our mission is powerful: To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. 

We will not rest until a cure is found.

We have a number of important programs and services available to help people living with ALS and their families cope with the day-to-day challenges that confront them. We offer assistance grants, durable medical equipment, communication equipment, monthly resource and support group meetings, clinic support and much, much more. 

The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter works diligently to make sure people living with ALS receive the best possible care and support. But we can't do it alone. Through your support, we are one step closer to finding a cause and cure for this disease while providing the necessary services to those living with and fighting ALS.

There are many ways for you to join the fight and help us fight ALS:


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 across the DC/MD/VA area. By making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS. Please click the button below to donate, or browse the links if you need more information.

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Gifts to The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The ALS Association is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and can be found in IRS Publication 78 as, "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association," and at http://www.irs.gov/. To find The ALS Association, go to the IRS Web site and enter "Amyotrophic" in the "Name" search box.

Other Ways to Give

  • Workplace Giving- Lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through workplace giving.
  • Planned giving - Leave a legacy of hope by including the Chapter in your plans. 
  • Sponsor- Consider sponsoring one of our signature events or Chapter programs.


  • EVENTS: The ALS Association DC/MD/VA - Chapter has numerous events offering plenty of ways for you to get involved. We host our signature event, The Walk to Defeat ALS®, around the DC/MD/VA region. Your participation helps us continue to raise funds and spread awareness of ALS - whether the event is hosted by us or a third party.

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The contributions of volunteers are essential to us achieving our mission. The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter connects people living with ALS and their families to volunteers to provide services. We also host and participate in numerous fundraising, awareness, and information-based opportunities throughout the DC/MD/VA area. These activities create a multitude of tasks where volunteers can easily assist, including administrative work and mailings, helping at various events, and more.

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To get the latest updates regarding what is happening in the DC/MD/VA region to treat, care for, and fight ALS, make sure to follow us on all of our social media channels.

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