ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, has no known cause, treatment or cure. Patients loose their ability to walk, swallow, speak and eventually breathe. The financial burden to families of ALS patients can easily cost up to $200,000 per year. The DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association is the primary resource for all ALS patients throughout the states of Maryland and Virginia and in the District of Columbia. All programs and services are offered free of charge. These services, funded entirely from donations, include: Medical Equipment Loans, Assistive Technology, Clinic and Home Visits, Support Groups, Respite Care, Transportation, Advocacy, and Education and Informational Services.
Thank you for joining us in our fight against this debilitating disease.