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The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter is proud to currently serve Central Illinois, Greater Chicagoland, and Northern Illinois. Discover the many ways you can support our mission.
Our Mission
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
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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.

Volunteer

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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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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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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The 7th Annual Educational & Scientific Symposium

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter is please to host the Educational & Scientific Symposium, now in its 7th year. The Educational & Scientific Symposium is an opportunity for people living with ALS and their caregivers to attend a Vendor Service Expo, and “ask the experts” at the Expert Panel Luncheon with a Q & A portion. Our focus for the 2017 Expert Panel Luncheon will be Caregivers and Family.

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You can get your ALS Association Merchandise here!
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Resources

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.

For Caregivers
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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.