What does the ALS foundation do?
Care Services The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with ALS and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
How can I help find a cure for ALS?
The ALS Association leads the way in global research and helps 20,000 Americans living with ALS. Your gift today will help find a cure for ALS, while providing care and support to families right here in your community. For your convenience, you can also give by mail or by calling us at 888-949-2577.
How much does the CEO of ALS Foundation make?
Key information from the IRS Form 990 (2016): The ALS Association employs 97 staff, of which 25 received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 13 most highly compensated staff were paid $2.6 million: $326,750: Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO.
Can ALS be prevented?
There is no definite method to prevent ALS. However, people with ALS can participate in clinical trials, the National ALS Registry, and the National ALS Biorepository. This participation may help researchers learn about potential causes and risk factors of the disease.
Is the ALS Foundation a nonprofit?
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front.
How does the ALS Association help people with ALS?
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. Help create a world without ALS by getting involved in the way that best suits YOU!
Who is the leader in comprehensive ALS care?
Chicagoland’s leader in comprehensive ALS care. The Les Turner ALS Foundation is one of the longest-serving independent ALS groups in the country. For over 40 years, we have taken an individualized approach to ensure each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care and access to the most promising therapies.
What does the Les Turner ALS Foundation do?
The Les Turner ALS Foundation exists to care for those affected by the disease, answer their questions, support them and their loved ones and provide hope through scientific research. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.
What does ALS stand for in medical terms?
What is ALS? ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a terminal progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. ALS is scary. Really scary.