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
- Please be assured that the work of the ALS Association will continue.
- Our first priority is the safety and well-being of people with ALS, their families and caregivers, and our staff.
- Chapter staff will be working remotely and still available to our constituents daily.
- We anticipate that some activities may need to be cancelled, modified or rescheduled; we will communicate with you directly regarding changes to upcoming plans, so please watch your email.
- You can find the latest updates about our activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
- For the most recent information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The ALS Association recommends that you reference the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health authorities.
For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.
Thank you for your patience as we manage this rapidly shifting situation.
Walk to Defeat ALS
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Run to Defeat ALS
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2020 Caregiver Bootcamp Program
The Caregiver Boot Camp is designed to provide education about the role of a Caregiver, how to use medical equipment and provide an opportunity to ask questions to be better prepared.Learn More
Ways to Give
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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. If you are an ALS patient and would like to register with our chapter, please click here.
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