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Deliver Joy to Families Affected by ALS this Thanksgiving

Deliver Joy to Families Affected by ALS in Northern Illinois, Chicagoland, and Central Illinois.
Deliver Joy to Families Affected by ALS in Northern Illinois, Chicagoland, and Central Illinois.

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Coronavirus Statement
With the developing news regarding COVID-19, we want to take a moment to share how The ALS Association is addressing the concern about our programs and events.
  • 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.


The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter is proud to currently serve Central Illinois, Greater Chicagoland, and Northern IllinoisWe leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
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.
Get Involved With Us
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.

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Walk to Defeat ALS

What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now turned into a National Signature Event that the entire ALS community rallies behind, growing the number of teams and participants each year.

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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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Fundraising through Tiltify

Raise awareness and funds for our mission using your unique talents and strenghs. Fundraise through Tiltify or our other platforms for a fundraiser that will help you accomplish your goals.

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Ways to Give

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter strives to fight ALS through every channel possible, but we can’t do it without you! There are so many ways to help those battling ALS in our Chapter, choose the way that works best for you.

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ALS Classic

Please join us for a day of golf and fun to support our mission cornerstones of Care, Advocacy, Research, and Awareness for the ALS Community!

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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.

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.