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Create a world without ALS
We’re fighting ALS with everything we’ve got and helping those affected live life to the fullest
Join us for one of Chicago's greatest one-day fundraising events, The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity.

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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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First Look for Charity

2020 marks the Chapter’s inaugural partnership as a benefiting charity for one of Chicago's greatest one-day fundraising events, The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity.

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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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Discover More Ways to Help Fight ALS
You can get your ALS Association Merchandise here!
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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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Sign up to receive the latest news in ALS and learn how you can continue making a difference in the search to treat and cure this disease.

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.