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What is ALS?

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

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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.
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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About the Walk to Defeat ALS  

The ALS Association’s premier event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease.

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.

Whether reinvigorated by the Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 or new and concerned about our cause, over 150,000 ALS supporters nationwide participated in local Walks this year. It was incredible to feel your support, as Walks across the country broke fundraising and attendance records, and enthusiasm was off the charts! 

Help us keep the momentum going in 2019!

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter Events

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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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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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Chapter Care Services 

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter provides exceptional care services, the latest resources and information, and premier programming for Persons Living with ALS, their families and caregivers.

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Discover More Ways to Help Fight ALS
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.

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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.