ALS Association Connecticut Chapter
The Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1988 by a group of volunteers to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers. ALS is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In the mid-1990’s, as a result of a local fundraiser, the chapter hired its first staff person. Since that time, we have grown steadily.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. The ALS Association (National Office and the Connecticut Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in the search for the cure.
The Connecticut Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS, while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials. Please see the web sites of the Connecticut Chapter and Association for more information (http://www.alsact.org and http://www.alsa.org, respectively).