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The Educational & Scientific Symposium
bringing together people living with ALS and scientists working towards a cure for ALS.
The 6th Annual Educational & Scientific Symposium

Our annual Educational & Scientific Symposium brings together people living with ALS and scientists who are working toward a pathway to treatment and the cure for ALS.

The Greater Chicago Chapter is proud to currently serve 71 counties across the Chicagoland Area, Northern and Central Illinois, and part of Northwest Indiana. Discover the many ways you can support our mission.
Our Mission
Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
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Help create a world without ALS by getting involved in the way that best suits YOU! When you fundraise with friends and family you take us closer to discovering a cure.


The Educational & Scientific Symposium

The 6th Annual Educational & Scientific Symposium will be hosted by Rush University Medical Center once again this year. The Educational & Scientific Symposium brings together people living with ALS and the researchers that are working on the pathway to the management and cure for ALS.

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Run to Defeat ALS

We invite you to join TeamALS for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Or, you can choose any race, anywhere, any time and help us raise funds to provide extraordinary care services, create impactful awareness programs and spearhead local and national advocacy efforts as we continue fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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IronHorse Ball 2017

We welcome you to once again attend a truly unforgettable evening of charitable giving. Our black-tie gala returns to the Chicago Cultural Center with even more exquisite dining from fifteen of Chicago's top chefs, silent auction items, and opulence. A night of dancing under the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world also makes this a must-attend event!

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Donate your time to help those in need. Volunteers are the driving force behind The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter. To learn how you can help in your area, please contact us.

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Community Partner Events

Fight ALS your way! Community Partner Events are fundraisers hosted and organized by YOU in the way that suits you best! Click to see what's going on in your area and support the ALS Community.

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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.

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Team Challenge ALS: Any Ride, Any Run, Any Time!

Rise to the challenge, and fight ALS your way! We give you the tools. You decide when & where to fight ALS through an endurance event of your choice. Put your passion into finding a cure for ALS!

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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.

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.

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You Can Help Create A World Without ALS

Your gift will help The ALS Association support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to patients and their families. By becoming a part of The ALS Association family and making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS.