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What is ALS

What is ALS?
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

What is ALS? ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

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The St. Louis Regional Chapter improves the lives of people living with ALS and their loved ones in eastern Missouri and central and southern Illinois, through services and education. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Our Mission
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Get Involved With Us
Help create a world without ALS by getting involved in the way that best suits YOU! When you fundraise with friends and family you take us closer to discovering a cure.

Walk to Defeat ALS

Join us in Springfield, IL on June 16th in Southwind Park and in St. Louis, MO on June 23rd in Forest Park! This family friendly and inspiring event 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.

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5Kimmswick Keep Your Eyes on the Pies

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery and the ALS Association present this ever-popular event in memory of Nancy Ratliff. The 5k race and 1-mile walk or fun run is held in historic Kimmswick, MO and comes complete with lunch, beer and yes, the chance to take-home a mile-high pie!

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Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament

Join us at a new course this year, Sunset Country Club! This annual event gives golfers the opportunity to support people with ALS with a fun and engaging day on the greens. Both golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to enjoy the happy hour and dinner auction.

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Visit our blog to find stories, resources for caregivers, local event updates, research and advocacy news, and more!  Join the conversation now!
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Resources

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
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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.

You Can Help Create A World Without ALS

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.