The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter
The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with no known cause, cure, or effective treatment. When someone is diagnosed with ALS, the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord begin to deteriorate. This leads to the progressive paralysis of muscles and eventually leads to death. On average, individuals live between two and five years after diagnosis.
The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter has over 20 programs offered free of charge to individuals with ALS and their families. These programs are designed to alleviate some of the physical, financial, and emotional toll that ALS takes on a family.
The Chapter also has an active education, public policy, and research program that supports finding a cure for ALS.