What can you do to #ChallengeALS


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Our mission is very powerful: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

As important as research is, we must not neglect the needs of those living with ALS today. We have a number of important programs and services available to help people living with ALS and their families cope with the day-to-day challenges that confront them. We offer respite care, durable medical equipment, communication equipment, monthly resource and support group meetings, and clinic support.

The ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter works diligently to make sure people living with ALS receive the best possible care and support.  But we can't do it alone.  With your support, we will be one step closer to finding a cause and cure for this disease while providing the necessary services to those living with and fighting ALS.

There are many ways for you to join the fight and help us #ChallengeALS:


Your gift will help The ALS Association Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to patients and their families here in North Carolina. By becoming a part of the ALS family and making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS. Please click one of the buttons below to donate, or browse the links for more information.

Gifts to our Chapter are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code. The ALS Association (ALSA) is designated by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and can be found in IRS Publication 78 as, "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association," and at http://www.irs.gov/. To find The ALS Association, go to the IRS Web site and enter "amyotrophic" in the "Name" search box.

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The Chapter has numerous events offering plenty of ways for you to get involved. We host our signature event, The Walk to Defeat ALS®, in seven different markets around the state, as well as our golf tournament the Catfish Classic. Whether it’s a Chapter event, or third-party event to benefit the Chapter, your participation helps us continue to raise funds and spread awareness of ALS.

Learn More About Events In Your Area.


The contributions of volunteers are essential to us achieving our mission. Each year, our Chapter participates in numerous fundraising, awareness, and information-based opportunities throughout the state. These activities create a multitude of tasks with which volunteers can easily assist, including administrative work and mailings, helping at various events, and with patient services. 

Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities.

Host a Third Party Event

Would you like to host an event to benefit The Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter? Please contact Events Manager Dileep Dadlani by email here or at 877.568.4347.

Tribute Pages

The ALS Tributes program is an opportunity for people to honor those affected by ALS, their families, and caregivers and raise funds for the ALS Association.  An ALS Tributes Fund includes a page honoring an individual with their story, photos, updates on the Fund, and a guest book with notes of encouragement from supporters. For more information about Tribute Pages Visit Here.