Walk to Defeat ALS
Walk in honor. Walk in memory. Walk to defeat ALS. Our signature walk is a nationwide movement. Find a walk near you!Learn More
Annual Celebration Honoring Drs. Lori and Kent Griswold
The 2022 Annual Celebration honoring Dr. Lori and Kent Griswold for their dedication to the ALS cause was extraordinary. Thank you to all who participated in this meaningful event which included a special presentation from the Philadelphia Phillies and the Flame of Hope Awards.Learn More
November Volunteer of the Month: Loretta Russo
A heartfelt Thank You to the Chapter's invaluable volunteers who enable us to give help and hope to those whose lives have been touched by ALS. Each month one outstanding volunteer who goes above and beyond is recognized for this honor.Read Loretta's Story
FDA Approves AMX0035 to Treat ALS
The FDA has approved AMX0035 (Relyvrio), a new treatment that has been shown to slow progression of ALS and extend life. This is an amazing development in the fight against ALS, and a meaningful win for the entire ALS community who worked tirelessly to make this happen. We still have a lot of work to do to cure ALS, but this new treatment is a significant step in that fight.Learn More
- The number of new COVID-19 cases will remain high, so it is important to continue physical distancing, wearing masks, and other practices to lower risk of infection for ourselves and our families.
- Some Association activities will need to be modified or rescheduled to ensure the safety of people with ALS; we will communicate with you directly regarding changes to upcoming plans, so please watch your email. You can always find the latest updates about local activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages, @alsphiladelphia.