The ALS Association

National, Nonprofit
1275 K Street, Ste-250, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005

How they are participating

The ALS Association is spreading awareness of and raising funds in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, to talk and even blink an eye. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control and ultimately prevents them from breathing as it takes their life. There is no known cause of the disease, although military veterans are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.