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.
What is ALS?
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. ALS results in the progressive weakness of voluntary muscles which often leads to total paralysis. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. People with ALS typically live between two and five years after being diagnosed.
How does The ALS Association help?
We fulfill our mission by offering programs, services, and equipment free of charge to anyone affected by ALS residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool
Communication and Assistive Device Program
Family Respite Services
Our work is funded by individual donations and the money raised by our special events.
I think this is a rear place for kids my age to find a place to volunteer and help out their community. I know lots kids that will use this opportunity very well to better the lives of other people and better their lives as well.
I had a lot of fun at the ALS walk and there was a lot of nice people there. It might have been cold, but it was fun to see how many people actually showed up for the event to support the organization.