Walk to Defeat ALS
The Walk to Defeat ALS is Sunday, October 17, 2021, Please join us!Register
Our MissionTo 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.
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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.
This year's Greater San Diego Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Sunday October 17, 2021. For twenty years in a row, the Greater San Diego Walk has been an extremely powerful and inspirational occasion, drawing people of all ages and backgrounds together to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who have passed, and to show their support for the cause. We are working closely with our local health officials, state offices, and venue in assessing the potential for in-person events in the Fall. As always, the safety of people living with ALS, our event participants, volunteers, and partners are our #1 priority. Though we are uncertain we will be able to host in-person events in the Fall, we encourage you to register for Walk to Defeat ALS today and be part of our online community. ALS doesn’t stop and neither do we!
2021 Greater San Diego Walk to Defeat ALS, Sunday, October 17, 2021 Register Today!
DME Loan Closet
Did you know that the Greater San Diego Chapter maintains one of the largest ALS DME loan closet programs in the country? People with ALS need the right equipment at the right time and most will need extensive durable medical equipment (DME) at some point during their journey. Prompt access to equipment can improve quality of life and extend independence. ALS-related equipment can be expensive and through our loan closet program, all equipment is provided to families at zero cost. Click here to register with our chapter.
Support Groups to meet your needs
Did you know the Greater San Diego Chapter offers a wide array of monthly ALS support groups to meet the various needs of our local ALS community? These monthly sessions (virtual on Zoom for now) are specialized for each audience ranging from PALS & Caregiver, Spanish-speaking, Young Adult / Teen, Trach / Vent, and more. Please click here to learn more about our support group offerings.
Announcing The 2021 Legacy Campaign: Changing the Future of ALS
The Greater San Diego Chapter has embarked on a bold new fundraising campaign this year to recruit Legacy Society members. The Legacy Society recognizes a special group of supporters who have included the Chapter in their will, trust, or other gift plan.
We know it will take time and significant resources to meet our goals, and your support today combined with a future legacy gift is critical for helping us get there. Join us, and many others who have left a gift to the Chapter in their will, trust, or other gift plan, by making a legacy gift of your own all in pursuit of our life-saving mission.
You can turn your philanthropic nature into a philanthropic legacy today.
To learn how to leave a gift in your will or trust, click here.
To learn how to leave a gift by designating the Chapter, click here.
To learn how to leave a legacy gift and receive income for life, click here.
Advancing Global ALS ResearchFind Out How
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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