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The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities

Location

1919 University Avenue WestSuite 175St. Paul, MN 55104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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
  • Volunteer Help
  • Support Services

Our work is funded by individual donations and the money raised by our special events.

Reviews

Would you recommend The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter?
3 reviews Write a review
by Virginia D. (February 8, 2022)
When my husband was diagnosed with ALS I did not know how we would make it. The ALS Association gave us to use all the equipment we needed to make life easier for him. When we needed things they didn’t have they gave us information on how to get it. We had a volunteer who came and played cribbage with him and we’ve stayed good friends. When my husband passed away they still called every couple months to see how we were doing, I will never forget the care we were given.
by Kayla N. from St. Cloud, MN (August 6, 2017)
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.
by Taunya J. (August 29, 2015)
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.

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