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help families like Mark's

When my husband Mark was diagnosed with ALS in 2017, we were overwhelmed, confused, and terrified.

But we were not alone.

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter became our literal lifeline. Mark began receiving care through ALS Association Treatment Centers. We connected with the entire Chapter team, especially our social worker, Mary Beth. You can read Mary Beth's message here.


Our sons are Mark's main caregivers, but it is a community effort that includes family and friends. This team approach 

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- and the holistic support from the Chapter - means that Mark can stay at home, receive the care he needs, and continue to live the life our family has built together.


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter relies upon the generosity of donors to provide these life-affirming services. The Chapter works on three fronts: care services, advocacy, and research. My family benefits greatly from the services the Chapter provides, while advocacy and research are critical to the long-term hopes for treatment and ultimately a cure. Click here to read Stephanie's full message.

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The Chapter sponsors events with the Phillies, where our family met Rhys and Jayme Hoskins.

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With your support, Mark can enjoy more
time with our daughter, Lauren.

If you donate now, your donation will be DOUBLED! Two generous donors will MATCH the first $20,000 in gifts. Thanks to Buona Foods, Inc. donating in honor of its founder, Rosemarie "RoRo" Ferranto who lost her life to ALS in 2016, and another caring donor giving in memory of Robert Wolf, who passed away in 2011 with ALS, and his loving wife, Janice Diamond-Wolf.

I am immensely grateful to all the donors who contribute to the mission of the ALS Association.


I don't know where our family would be without our care team.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation. It means the world to me.


In gratitude,