|About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosic Association (Lou Gehrigs Disease)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrigs Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALSA mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrigs Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
In the quest to create a world without ALS, their vision is to care for and support all people living with Lou Gehrigs Disease as they leave no stone unturned in their relentless search for a cure. To achieve this vision ALSA upholds a commitment to be the preeminent organization and catalyst in directing, funding and promoting ALS research; the most comprehensive provider of care and support services to the ALS Community through our coordinated network of Chapters,
Centers and clinics; be the leading advocate and voice for the ALS Community; and to be the recognized authority and most trusted source of information and education about ALS.