Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

(ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease)

ALS / Lou Gehrig

We all deserve a lifetime to achieve our hopes and dreams. For our friends with ALS, a lifetime is often shortened to three to five years after diagnosis. ALS (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease) steals the ability to walk, stand, hug, move, talk and even breathe. This debilitating disease takes away people’s everyday freedoms. MDA is fighting to give those freedoms back — to give people a lifetime to share their talents, accomplish their dreams and have more time with the people they love.

Thanks to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that swept our nation in 2014, more people than ever before know about ALS. MDA is grateful to everyone who participated in this challenge and took the first step, but we can’t stop there. ALS is a 365/24/7 fight.

Tens of thousands of people are currently fighting ALS. They are our wives, husbands, siblings, children and neighbors. They are fighting for...



Together, we can create a lifetime of these moments for Keith, Rick, Erin, Kristin, Patty, Joan, Richard and all the people living with ALS. With your support, we will fund doctors and scientists who are researching what causes ALS and find effective treatments and cures. Our collective strength will support more families living with ALS through MDA’s specialized clinics, support groups, education and equipment. But we need your help now to turn a wish for one more experience into a lifetime of fulfillment for people with ALS.

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