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Local Programs

Local Programs

Care Services: Navigating this disease can be difficult and seem overwhelming at times. Our Care Services Coordinators assist in lessening that burden by providing supports and services through a myriad of programs to persons living with ALS, and their families, who register with our Chapter.

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Research

Research

Learn more about how The ALS Association contributes funding to 169 active ALS research projects, 33 in Massachusetts alone!

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state advocacy
In addition to participating in federal advocacy efforts, we are fighting for you on Beacon Hill.

Local Events

Sunday
Oct
10
2021
Massachusetts Chapter
Western MA Walk to Defeat ALS

The peaceful woods of Look Memorial Park in Florence, Massachusetts will once again be home to our 2021 Western MA Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 10, 2021! 

This year, we are so excited to announce our first ever Artisan Alley. This spin on a local farmer's market will bring together Western MA’s premiere local vendors offering food, drink, and crafted goods. 

October 10, 9:00am - 1:00pm ET
Sunday
Oct
17
2021
Massachusetts Chapter
North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS

We are so excited to partner again this year with Endicott College for our 2021 North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 17, 2021! We can't wait to walk with you - will you join us? 

October 17, 9:00am - 1:00pm ET
Monday
Nov
1
2021
Massachusetts Chapter
Beyond My Battle Virtual Caregiver Workshop
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Stress & ALS Box Logo

A 3-part virtual workshop series for any caregiver looking to manage stress, cope with difficult emotions, and support their loved one with ALS.

November 1, 6:30pm - November 15, 7:15pm ET
Monday
Nov
1
2021
Massachusetts Chapter
BrainGate: Brain Computer Interfaces for the Restoration of Communication and Functional Independence for People with ALS

Join us for an informative webinar presentation from BrainGate

November 1, 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET
Tuesday
Dec
14
2021
Massachusetts Chapter
Massachusetts Virtual ALS Symposium

We're excited to once again offer our Virtual ALS Symposium this year! Mark your calendars for December 14th and join us to learn more about research updates, advocacy efforts in research and expanded access, and more! Our special guest lineup includes:

Dr. James Berry, MD, MPH
The Healy Center for ALS, MGH
2021 Research Updates & Highlights

Dr. Jinsy Andrews MD, MSc
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig ALS Center, Columbia University
Advocacy & Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs

December 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm ET
Join Our ALS Community

Join Our ALS Community

You can make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS. Help create a world without ALS by getting involved in the way that best suits YOU! When you fundraise with friends and family you take us closer to discovering a cure. 

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Fundraising and Awareness
Each year, The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter holds several fundraising events to raise awareness and funds that help provide invaluable services to people living with ALS. 
Volunteer
Volunteer
We depend on the efforts of many volunteers to support our many programs, including care services and fundraising activities. Please contact your local chapter directly.
Donate
Donate
Your generous donation will help find a cure for ALS, while providing care and support to families right here in your community.
Get Involved
Get Involved
Support your neighbors affected by ALS by getting involved in Massachusetts – learn how you can make a difference locally here.