About Our Chapter
About Our Chapter

About Our Chapter

Donate to the aLS ASsociation Serving Wisconsin

The reason for a Wisconsin chapter is simple: a disease as devastating as ALS requires a localized level of care and resources. While we work closely with the National Office in sharing information and patient advocacy efforts, we’re largely an autonomous organization that relies on the financial and volunteer support of the local area.

Our Chapter evolved from an in-state support group and became an official ALS Association Chapter in 1987. Our staff includes the Executive Director, Development Manager and Fundraising Coordinator, who in coordination with the Care Services Director, Care Services Coordinators and Support Group Facilitators, work together to raise much needed funds and provide services and support for our Chapter families. The staff is guided by a Board of Directors and ALS Leadership Team. Dedicated volunteers and community partners also provide invaluable support in all areas of the Chapter.

OUR MISSION is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global,  cutting-edge research, and to empower people with ALS  and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.


In the quest to create a world without ALS, our vision is to care for and support all people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis as we leave no stone unturned in our relentless search for a cure.

We will achieve our vision by upholding our commitment to be the:

  • Preeminent organization and catalyst in funding and promoting ALS research.

  • Most comprehensive provider of care and support services to the Wisconsin community through our Chapter and Clinics.

  • Leading advocate and voice for the Wisconsin community.

  • Recognized authority and most trusted source of information and education about ALS.


  • Provide education, guidance, services and support to individuals with ALS, their families and their caregivers.

  • Provide resources and information to other healthcare providers around the State of Wisconsin.

  • Promote public awareness.

  • Raise funds for ALS research.

  • Support the ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence at Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin and encourage the development of additional ALS specialty clinics throughout the State of Wisconsin to provide the highest level of care to individuals with ALS and their families.


  • People with ALS and their families come first in everything we do.

  • Scientific credibility and innovation are the hallmarks of our research program.

  • Integrity, honesty and ethical behavior guide all our endeavors.

  • We champion the cause of people with ALS to raise awareness, understanding and support at every turn.

  • We collaborate and form partnerships within our organization and with others who share our goals and values to promote continued success in the fight against ALS.

  • Mutual respect is the cornerstone for all our working relationships.

  • Financial strength enables us to accomplish our goals.

  • Commitment to excellence and professionalism are key tenets at all levels of our organization

  • Diversity of ideas, cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds strengthen our efforts. We are founded upon teamwork, creating a unified organization with one vision and one mission.

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About Our Chapter