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30th Anniversary Open House Events: Honoring the Promise. Advancing the Mission.

The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter was established in 1988 to serve North Carolinians living with ALS. This August, we invite you to join us at a 30th anniversary open house in Raleigh, Greensboro or Greenville as we honor and remember those who have gone before us and those who are continuing to fight ALS. Stop by any time between 1 and 5 p.m. for light hors d'oeuvres and to visit with others in the ALS community.

August 18: Triangle Google Fiber Meeting Space (518 W. Jones St, Raleigh), 1-5 p.m.

August 19: Greensboro O’Henry Hotel, Pavilion Room (624 Green Valley Road), 1-5 p.m.

August 25: Down East Vidant Medical Center - Monroe Conference Center (Sennie Drive, Greenville), 1-5 p.m.

We hope you can join us!

 

North Carolina ALS Caregivers Conference To Be Held Oct. 15 in Charlotte

For the past 11 years, The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter and Keri’s Crusade for ALS have worked together to educate caregivers on how to provide the best care possible for people living with ALS.

Keri Brown Still first started experiencing symptoms of ALS when she was just 27 years old. She and her parents searched for answers, but had difficulty finding out not only what was causing Keri’s weakness, but also how to help her even once she was diagnosed with ALS. After Keri passed away in 2008 at age 29, her parents, Harold and Joan Brown, established Keri’s Crusade for ALS and hosted the inaugural Keri B. Still Conference to provide information and better care for people living with the disease.

Now, 11 years later, the conference has grown into an annual event for professional and family caregivers throughout North Carolina. On Monday, Oct. 15, The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter and Keri’s Crusade will host the 11th annual North Carolina ALS Caregivers Conference presented by Med Emporium in Chapel Hill, continuing the legacy of care, support and education established by Keri’s family. The conference will feature Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD, from the Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS-MDA Center as the keynote speaker in the morning, with separate tracks for healthcare professionals and family caregivers after a buffet lunch.

Learn more and register here.

 

Drive to Defeat ALS with a FREE ALS Research License Plate!

EXCITING NEWS! An anonymous donor has offered to pay application fees for ALS research license plates to help get them on the road! The license plate will be free for you! Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of this generous offer:

Download and complete an application form and send it to The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, Attn: Chandra Green, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601 or scan and email it to chandra@alsnc.org.

If you would like a personalized plate, please send a check for $30 to the address above or pay online.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Complete and send in your license plate application today!