The Eighth Annual Hope and Help Symposium is going to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Join us for a virtual day of informative demonstrations and sessions for people living with ALS, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and supporters of the ALS community. This unique event has something for everyone including various speakers with extensive expertise about different aspects of living with ALS, a virtual learning lab and vendor fair, plenty of opportunities to interact with Florida’s ALS Clinic neurologists about clinical care and research, and guest speaker Dr. Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD, MS, Professor of Neurology, Director of Duke Health ALS Clinic and founder of ALSUntangled.com.
Take me out to the ballgame; take me out with the crowd! Join The ALS Association Florida Chapter for our ALS Awareness Night with the Tampa Bay Rays as they take on the Miami Marlins on Sunday, September 26th! Show your support for the ALS community and help us #StrikeOutALS. This annual event is fun for all - bring your family, friends, and co-workers and let's spread awareness of Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The Walk to Defeat ALS® is the #1 way to join the fight of those battling ALS. Every year, thousands of people come together to raise funds that support care service programs, enable cutting-edge research, and advance nationwide advocacy efforts. Register for one of our walks in the Fall today:
The ALS Association Florida Chapter has a NEW RADIO STATION that comes with a free, downloadable app for both Apple and Android devices! Each Walk to Defeat ALS® will incorporate a radio program on the day of the event that will later turn into a podcast for anyone who didn't get to listen. We will also feature mission podcasts throughout the year. Stay tuned!
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 Regional Program Managers facilitate each meeting and will have speakers on relevant topics combined with time for attendees to share information and provide feedback to one another.
The ALS Association Florida 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.
Donate Equipment to The ALS Association Florida Chapter!
The ALS Association Florida 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 Florida 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 888.257.1717 ext. 113.
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, Ability Medical and NuMotion.
Ability Medical and Numotion graciously donate their time and services to help us fulfill our Equipment Loan Program, providing temporary loaner equipment to Florida residents in need with a verified diagnosis of ALS. For more information about our Program, click here.
Fun Ways to Fight ALS
There are several ways to fight ALS through FUNdraising efforts including (but not limited to): shopping, playing games, live streaming, exercising, and SO MUCH MORE.
Your gift will help The ALS Association Florida 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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