ALS is a serious burden, but you are not alone. There are thousands of people and dozens of local and national groups dedicated to raising awareness, offering support, and fighting this disease.
ALS Recovery Fund
The ALS Recovery Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization built entirely on the efforts of volunteers. The organization is committed to enhancing public awareness, promoting research and education, and raising funds for ALS patient care and research. It is located in Coconut Grove, FL, and sponsors important fundraising events in the Miami area.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA sponsors research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases, including ALS. Through its local offices, it provides help to people with ALS through sponsoring support groups, coordinating equipment, and advice on all aspects of living with ALS.
The ALS Association
The ALS Association sponsors research into the causes and of and treatments for ALS. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. Chapters provide support groups, equipment loans, respite programs for caregivers, and other valuable resources for living with ALS.
The Kimmelman Estate
David and Eloise Kimmelman were a remarkable couple with a passion for education and giving back to their community. The Kimmelmans did not have any children and so, in establishing their estate, they created several scholarships in accounting at Universities where Eloise had studied and taught. Their close friendship with Bruce Packman, who developed ALS, inspired them to include in their estate, very generous support for the ALS Program at the University of Miami.