Today marks the 6th anniversary of the very first ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where people around the world came together to raise awareness and funds to end ALS. Since then, thanks to the overwhelming kindness and generosity of our supporters, The ALS Association has been able to commit $111,449,730.53 to research that's led to amazing discoveries, bringing us ever closer to treatments and a cure for this devastating and always fatal disease.
Today the world faces another health crisis, and it has hit the ALS community especially hard. People with ALS are at risk of even greater life-threatening complications if they contract the coronavirus. For our community, that means extreme isolation to ensure that they, and their family members, are not exposed to COVID-19.
To raise more awareness, we have produced a PSA that brings these difficult times into sharp focus. While the world might feel like it is on pause, ALS is relentless. When this pandemic is over, people living with ALS will still struggle to do the things most of us take for granted every day.
Though the global crisis has affected us all, The ALS Association continues to work hard to find a cure for ALS, and we need your help.
We ask that you watch our We Can’t Wait video, and if you believe in its message, please like and share it on social media with the #WeCantWait hashtag. It would mean the world to us and the many people around the globe living with ALS.
Thank you for your support, now and in the future.
Click here for more information about how you can get involved in the fight against ALS.