ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter

The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter-2018

Mission Statement

The mission of The ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter is 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.

About ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through free services and education in 31 central and western Pennsylvania counties. We leave no stone unturned in the search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.

About ALS 

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though your support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the meantime, it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join the walk today.

Contact Information

Amie Hackimer Phone: 412-821-3254 amie@cure4als.org