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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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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!

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Griswold

Annual Celebration Honoring Drs. Lori and Kent Griswold

Join us on Thursday, November 10, for the 2022 Annual Celebration honoring Drs. Lori and Kent Griswold for their dedication to the ALS cause. This event also includes a special presentation from the Philadelphia Phillies and the Flame of Hope Awards.

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Miller

October Volunteer of the Month: Joan Miller

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.

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Lake

FDA Approves AMX0035 to Treat ALS

The FDA has approved AMX0035, 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.

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Coronavirus Statement
At The ALS Association, we continue to monitor the news around COVID-19 and access to COVID-19 vaccines. Our highest priority remains the safety and well-being of people with ALS, their families and caregivers, and our staff.
 
We have created a COVID-19 Vaccine Information hub to capture breaking news and resources to inform your conversations with physicians about the vaccines, their safety and efficacy, and availability.
 
For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.
 
We anticipate that for the foreseeable future:
  • 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.