The ALS Association (National Office and the North Carolina Chapter) operates under a shared mission: 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.
We work together to accomplish our mission. Our accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. We cover all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
To make an online donation in support of research, our ALS Clinics or our other local services click here .
If you are interested in supporting specific research or other programs, please call Jerry Dawson at 919-390-0124.
The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter has been committed to serving people with ALS and their families as well as working to find a cure for ALS since June Thompson founded the Chapter in 1987. In 2000, the Chapter expanded its services to include South Carolina and became known as the Carolinas’ Chapter. In August of 2002, the Carolinas’ Chapter was renamed the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter to honor a North Carolina baseball legend and to bring further recognition to our cause. In early 2006, a new South Carolina Chapter was formed and again our service area changed. We now provide services for just the state of North Carolina, and in July of 2016, our name once again changed to reflect our commitment to the Tar Heel state.