The ALS Foundation for Life (the Foundation) spent the last twenty years improving the quality of life for those persons battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on a daily basis across the United States. In 2001, Frank Carlson, diagnosed with ALS at age 27, founded the organization with the determination to help ease the incredible financial burden and maintain the independence and dignity of others with ALS. Frank lost his personal battle with ALS in 2004, however, the Foundation continues his mission. Staffed by volunteers, the Foundation has helped countless persons with ALS and their families by providing financial assistance, grants for home modifications, medical equipment, and supplies not covered by insurance.
In 2021, the Foundation decided to pass Frank’s legacy to The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter. Our Chapter is honored to continue the Foundation’s work and proudly serve Frank’s memory. Our Chapter will continue to use the Foundation’s funding, current and future, to meet its mission and provide the same financial assistance to persons with ALS and their families.
Together, the Foundation and The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter thank everyone supporting our mission to ease ALS’s financial burden on families. Together, we can make a difference and we will do whatever it takes to win the fight to end ALS.
**Grant applications going forward will be accepted once approval is granted from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Please continue to check back for updates.