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The ALS Association (National Office and Massachusetts Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association was founded on January 27, 1990, to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. The Chapter provides no-cost services to ALS families which include support groups, home visits, insurance counseling, referrals to community resources, durable medical equipment loans, the Care Connection program, education, and support.
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. They address research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy as they provide help and hope to those facing this disease.
We work together to accomplish our mission. The Massachusetts Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families living with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials. Our commitment to both helping people living with ALS and their families, and funding research worldwide is spoken emphatically through our Chapter slogan ~
"Providing care today. Supporting hope for tomorrow."