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The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association provides support and resources for people living with ALS, their families, and caregivers living in the State of Oregon and the six counties of Southwest Washington.
Spring 2022 – Covid-19 update
It is an exciting time as we return to face-to-face meetings and special events. It is not unusual to have concern about what to expect for the protection of our ALS community against Covid-19. We want everyone to be safe and healthy!

  • At face-to-face meetings and events, our Chapter will follow the State of Oregon and State of Washington guidance for Covid-19 precautions. As of March 2022, the recommendations do not require masking.

  • Our chapter will also follow the policy of the facility or buildings where we meet for masking or social distancing, so if a facility requires masking, we will always comply with their direction and will ask you to do the same.

  • As we all transition through this change, we ask that everyone respect one another’s space and comfort level. We should all be proactive to ask what the other person is comfortable with. We want to keep in mind that each person is autonomous in their own decisions around masking and social distancing. Whether a person has ALS or not, being cautious around Covid is important. Each person may decide to wear a mask or maintain social distancing and each person’s decision is fully valid and should be respected.

  • Some people may not be comfortable attending live events at this time. We understand. Our team is here to listen and discuss any concerns you may have.

  • Visit our Covid-19 Vaccine Information hub for updates and to learn more about vaccines, their safety and efficacy, and availability.


For the most recent information about coronavirus (Covid-19), The ALS Association recommends that you reference the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health authorities. The ALS Association has also made available a fact sheet about Covid-19 and its impact on people with ALS.

For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living wth ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.

Thank you for your patience as we manage this rapidy shifting situation.


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.
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Volunteer with us

Our volunteers provide invaluable assistance in the office, help coordinate our chapter events, advocate at The ALS Association's National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference, and devote their time and energy so that we are able to provide essential care services.  

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Remembering Our Loved Ones

Remembering Our Loved Ones

This campaign gives our chapter a meaningful way to remember the remarkable people we provided care and support for during their time living with ALS. These banners are shared at our events such as the Walk to Defeat ALS®. 

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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.

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Learn about our grant program, upcoming scientific meetings, and opportunities to collaborate.

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Our Chapter Year Round Partners

VC Fund   Fortis Construction Logo Numotion Providence Brain and Spine Institute   The Standard

Our Chapter Year Round Partners

VC Fund

Fortis Construction Logo


Providence Brain and Spine Institute

The Standard