People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.
People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.Learn More
WE HAVE BIG NEWS:
The 2020 Alabama Walk to Defeat ALS will now unite all three walks across the state for a united Statewide Walk event on October 24th! PLUS, the Statewide Walk will now be held WHEREVER you call home!
The well-being of the ALS community is our top priority. With developing news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The ALS Association Alabama Chapter is closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state, county, and local health agency mandates. To prioritize the safety of all involved, this year we are giving everyone the tools to host their own Walk to Defeat ALS from home to fit their teams’ needs, health directives, and abilities.
We are asking you to organize your own Mini-Walk on Saturday, October 24, 2020 starting at 10:00 am in your community. We will be hosting a livestream program so that participants statewide can tune in and warm up with us, watch our mission program and participate from afar. Engage your family, friends, and neighbors. The event has now “come” to your community. Take a walk or ride around your neighborhood, spread the word about ALS, host a post-walk gathering, take lots of photos and make new memories. Visit http://web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WLK_BP_eventList&pw_id=16182#Alabama to get started today!
ReALity of ALS Campaign
The COVID-19 Crisis may have changed the world – but our Mission and Vision at the ALS Association Alabama Chapter remains the same. People living with ALS and their families – our mission – our work is too important to not keep fighting and to do it with urgency – integrity- and passion.
The reality is, as the world is learning to live with a “new normal”, people living with ALS and their families have been living and adapting to their “new normal” since their diagnosis, and are in a constant state of adapting and coping as the disease progresses. The only things they know for certain is that time is not on their side. ALS is 100% fatal, with no known cure or effective treatment to slow its progression. But there is hope – and that hope is you.
We know that in turbulent times, the vulnerable become even more vulnerable. We also know that in times of crisis and uncertainty we see the best of our community rise to the top and ask, “How can I help?” When the curve flattens – and in times to come - people living with ALS and their families count on this community to support them through the realities of their ALS journey. We are asking you to join us and support Team ALS Alabama. Every gift matters and makes the work of this organization possible.
Please visit www.realityofalsalabama.org/home and donate TODAY.
For several weeks we have witnessed the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Covid 19 has upended the world and life as we know, as we are told to- self isolate, shelter in, practice safe hygiene to mitigate the affects of this monster with no cure. Unfortunately, this is the everyday reality of persons living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) , a progressive neurodegerative disease, a silent killer with no known cure. ALS destroys lives, enhances fear and anxiety, and the financial burden of treating this disease destroys entire families economically. Respirators, ventilators and multidisciplinary medical care allow ALS patients to sustain life daily.
So as we stand in complete support of those affected by COVID 19- medical professionals, first responders, grocery store employees, sanitation workers, impacted families, and above all those brave patients fighting for their lives.
Please remember and continue to support those who live this reality daily, Alabama’s ALS community. Every gift matters!
The safety of the ALS community is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, the Alabama Chapter has postponed our Huntsville Wine and Dine Spring Soiree, Mobile and Birmingham Empowered Workshops, State Advocacy Day, and March and April community events and support groups. We are continuing to evaluate our planned Chapter’s Community Outreach events scheduled in May and beyond, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state Department of Public Health (DPH) guidelines. We are promoting everyday preventive health actions to all our participants and staff. We discourage anyone who is sick or who represents a vulnerable population, including persons with ALS, from attending community events in-person. Please visit our website frequently to stay current on our response to the evolving news about the coronavirus(COVID-19).
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Thank You to Our Statewide Partners
Thank You to Our Statewide Partners
Walk to Defeat ALS
More than 180 walks take place in communities across the country February through November. Walk to Defeat ALS draws people of all ages and athletic abilities coming together to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who’ve passed and to show their support for the cause.Find A Walk Near You
Join the ALS Association Junior Board
Do you know a young professional who wants to make a difference in your community, learn a new set of skills and share their talents, meet new people and share meaningful experiences and support the mission of the ALSA? Please visit here to learn more and fill out our interest form.
Whether you’re newly diagnosed, navigating your journey with the disease, caring for a person with ALS, or researching the cure, there are resources to support you.
Let us help you and your family cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS.For People with ALS
Learn about our grant program, upcoming scientific meetings, and opportunities to collaborate.For Researchers
Caring for someone with ALS is hard work. We offer resources and support to help you.For Caregivers
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