People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.
People with ALS are at an increased risk for respiratory problems associated with viral infections.Learn More
- The Chapter staff, located in Concord NH, will be working remotely and still available to our constituents daily.
- We will be implementing technology to remotely deliver Care Services programs for at least the next 30 days:
- All Support Groups will be offered by video/voice conferencing. Specifics will be sent to people living with ALS by our chapter care service coordinators.
- Home Visits will also move towards video conferencing, phone, e-mail and/or mail support.
- Caregiver Lab programs in Manchester NH and Bangor ME will be rescheduled. A date for the Vermont Lab will be selected soon.
- As always, your Care Services Coordinators will be available by phone and email to help support you. We will be working closely with our Durable Medical Equipment partners to continue the equipment loan support as best we can.
Our plans for the Walk to Defeat ALS events do not begin until August, so we continue to do our work as usual on this front. We anticipate that instead of meeting over a cup of coffee to discuss walk plans, that much of the work will be done via phone or video conference.
As we remain committed to defeating ALS on every front, we will work to keep all of you informed as we all proceed in this time of uncertainty. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. For specific information about symptoms you may be experiencing or questions about personal exposure as someone living with ALS or as a caregiver, please contact your physician directly.
For the most recent information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The ALS Association recommends that you reference the following websites:
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
NH DPHS Website
ME DPHS Website
VT DPHS Website
To view our current events calendar please click here.
Walk to Defeat ALS
More than 180 walks take place in communities across the country February through November. Walk to Defeat ALS draws people of all ages and athletic abilities coming together to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who’ve passed and to show their support for the cause.Find A Walk Near You
Host your own event to support our Chapter
Hold a golf tournament, run a marathon, or donate your birthday to raise funds that will help create a world without ALS.Get Started
Celebrate a Loved One with ALS
Pay tribute to a friend or loved one affected by ALS. Each tribute is a personalized online fund designed to honor or memorialize someone special. Your Community of Hope fund creates a lasting legacy.Learn More
Whether you’re newly diagnosed, navigating your journey with the disease, caring for a person with ALS, or researching the cure, there are resources to support you.
Let us help you and your family cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS.For People with ALS
Learn about our grant program, upcoming scientific meetings, and opportunities to collaborate.For Researchers
Caring for someone with ALS is hard work. We offer resources and support to help you.For Caregivers
- ALS Association, I AM ALS Call on Amylyx, FDA to make promising new drug available for our ALS community
September 3, 2020
- We Can’t Wait to Walk to Defeat ALSŪ – So We’re Going Virtual
August 26, 2020
- ALS Focus Survey 1 Key Findings Show High Financial Burden in the ALS Community
August 14, 2020
- The ALS Association’s Jane Calmes ALS Scholarship Fund Continues to Help Families in Need
August 12, 2020
Sign up to receive the latest news in ALS and learn how you can continue making a difference in the search to treat and cure this disease.
Your gift will help The ALS Association support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to patients and their families. By becoming a part of The ALS Association family and making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS.