May is ALS Awareness Month. Learn more about what you can do to end ALS with MDA.

May is ALS Awareness Month

Ken and Andi Sutcliffe: Life with ALS

A retired Dallas Fire Fighter IAFF Local 58 and military veteran, Ken Sutcliffe’s world was turned upside down when he received a diagnosis of ALS. Together with his wife Andi and their network of family and friends, Ken has learned to live with ALS while navigating the day-to-day challenges of the disease. Learn more about the reality of living with ALS through Ken’s eyes and understand the importance of support and community in this journey.

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    MDA-Funded ALS Research

    Learn more about MDA-funded research to find the cause of ALS, reduce the time to diagnosis, and speed the development of effective treatments and cures for ALS.

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    Advocating for the ALS Community

    MDA Advocates work to increase funding for ALS research and care, ensure access to the latest treatments and care options, and advance policies that improve the quality of life for people living with ALS and their families. 

    Become an Advocate Today
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    ALS Support and Resources

    Navigating ALS can be challenging, but you're not alone. MDA provides essential resources for people living with ALS and their loved ones. Discover the guidance, support, and tools you need to live life to the fullest.

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    Spread Awareness: Share the Facts about ALS

    Learn more about ALS and help others do the same. Download and share this information to create understanding and generate support for people living with ALS.

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    Eleanor Gehrig and MDA: An Unparalleled Legacy

    After baseball legend Lou Gehrig lost his courageous battle with ALS at age 37, his widow Eleanor Gehrig’s commitment to change the future of ALS led her to partner with MDA, marking the beginning of an unparalleled legacy in the fight against ALS. 

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    Drink One for Dane on May 17!

    For 18 years, Dutch Bros has partnered with MDA for their annual Drink One for Dane campaign, honoring the memory of Dane Boersma, who founded Dutch Bros with his brother, Travis.

    Drink One for Dane
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    Access to Expert ALS-Specific Healthcare

    Our nationwide network of MDA Care Centers provides people with ALS access to top-tier medical experts, advanced treatments, and comprehensive multidisciplinary support services that have been shown to improve quality of life and increase life expectancy.

    Find an MDA Care Center Near You
  • Support for Heroes

    MDA and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have partnered for the ALS Educational Initiative to raise awareness and provide resources for fire fighters living with ALS. This initiative provides reliable information and critical resources to support fire fighters and their families impacted by ALS. Some research shows that fire fighters have a two-fold risk of ALS compared to the general population.

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