Why Do We Need Awareness?
ALS is an always fatal neurodegenerartive disease in which a person’s brain loses connection with the muscles. People with ALS lose their ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe. ALS usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, but it can strike anyone at any time. In the past year, over 20,000 people living with ALS were served through our chapter network, with our chapter serving over 200 Iowans.
Although there is not yet a cure or treatment that halts ALS, scientists have made significant progress in understanding what causes ALS. But their work is not done. Together, we work towards a cure.
Here you will find information about ALS, the importance of advocating the needs of our ALS community, educational materials for you to use, social media resources, and more.