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Mission Statement

The ALS Association, Greater San Diego Chapter is dedicated to families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS and also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) through patient support, advocacy efforts, public awareness and education while enabling research for a cure and improving quality of life.


What is the ALS Association?

The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig's disease). The mission of The ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS.

The Greater San Diego Chapter is the 35th of 38 chapters nationwide.

Principle Activities of the Greater San Diego Chapter

  • Patient Services including Support Groups, Equipment Loans, Physician Referrals, Reference Library, Resource Guidance, Van Transportation, Patient Hotline, and more.
  • Advocacy & Public Policy Efforts both locally and nationally.
  • Raising funds to enable research for the cure and improve the quality of living for individuals afflicted with ALS.
  • Monthly Newsletters to keep the community informed and educated on the progress and current events occurring with medical research, governmental affairs and community services involving ALS.
  • Raising public awareness by education efforts through the media and community involvement.


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Would you recommend ALS Association - Greater San Diego Chapter?

by Ted B. (2010-03-25 04:38:43.0)
I severed all ties with your so-called "PALS Assistance Program" two years ago. And, even though I've requested that you stop sending me your "Guilt-Mail", I still get them regularly... (Which I immediately report as SPAM to Norton and my ISP, happily they now all go automatically into my spam folder!). BUT, your staff STILL calls me on the phone to try to get me to attend fundraising events. Stop it! --->WHERE IS MY HELP??? **What happened to the "Volunteer Assistance Program" from SDSU, UCSD, Mesa and USD?? *Is it too hard to manage volunteers? **What happened to the "Rides" program"? **What happened to the grants to help pay for unexpected medical or living costs? **What happened to all the innovative programs Lori had? **Why do you think the $200 to $1k checks from my dad stopped coming into your office? **What happened to the trailer hitch/ramp to transport my scooter that was offered to me; since I don't have a van?? **What happened to the medical equipment assis