Create a world without ALS


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.

Why Should You Give to The ALS Association?

Since our founding in 1985, The ALS Association has been tirelessly working to end ALS for good. Every day, researchers are getting closer to discovering treatments and a cure for ALS, but need the help of our donors to get us to that finish line.

  • We are the only ALS non-profit organization that supports all three pillars of ALS — care services, research and advocacy
  • We are the highest non-profit funder of ALS research in the world outside the U.S. Federal Government
  • We are a 4 Guide Star non-profit organization
  • We inspire collaborations with all partner sectors — the government, academia, industry and other non-profit organizations

We have made some amazing progress with your help.

$150+ million

Amount we’ve invested in ALS research since 1985

$89+ million

Amount we’ve committed to ALS research since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

150+ Projects

Number of active research we currently support

9 Strategic Initiatives

Number of global research collaborations supported since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

4 Genes

Number of ALS genes discovered in the past 3 years with our support

54 Centers

Number of Certified Treatment Centers and Recognized Treatment Centers in the U.S. that we support

600+ Advocates

Number of people that attended our annual National ALS Advocacy Conference this year to lobby members of Congress

The Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS, is held in numerous cities in the fall and spring across the nation by The Association’s nationwide network of chapters. Since the debut of the Walk in 2000, the event has raised more than $276 million. More than 2,400 people with ALS, their friends, families, and the corporate community come together in support of this nationwide effort.

Thank You to Our National Sponsors