At The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, everything we do supports the discovery of effective treatments and a cure for ALS. From the multidisciplinary clinics that conduct research and help ALS patients live longer, healthier lives to national advocacy efforts to funding cutting-edge research worldwide, we are committed to eradicating ALS once and for all.
~ The ALS Association is funding ALS research around the world as well as locally in our North Carolina ALS clinics. With a commitment of more than $18 million a year, The ALS Association is the largest private funder of ALS research in the world. The ALS Association has committed more than $84 million to research since the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
~ The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter supports the multidisciplinary ALS centers in North Carolina, where people battling ALS receive the best possible care from an entire team of specialists. More than 90 percent of ALS patients in North Carolina attend one of these clinics.
~ The North Carolina Chapter has provided more than $1 million over the last four years directly to families for help with in-home care, home modifications and more.
~ The North Carolina Chapter loans wheelchairs and rollator walkers to families free of charge statewide, including power wheelchairs which can cost more than $30,000.
~ The North Carolina Chapter provides caring support to people living with ALS and their families through 14 monthly support groups administered by healthcare professionals throughout the state. Last year, 620 people living with ALS and their caregivers attended these support groups.
~ The ALS Association has helped generate more than $1 billion in government spending on ALS research since 1998. Last year, the Association organized more than 770 meetings with Members of Congress, including meetings with representatives from all of the North Carolina Senate and House offices.
It is our vision to create a world without ALS, and we will not stop until that vision has become a reality.