The ALS Association is dedicated to fighting the disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a motor neuron disease. The disease is frequently referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after one of its most prominent victims. The Web site has a tremendous amount of information about the disease, and links to health resources. Here is their Mission Statement:
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Diseasand their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
In the quest to create a world without ALS, our vision is to care for and support all people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease as we leave no stone unturned in our relentless search for a cure.
We will achieve our vision by upholding our commitment to be the:
- Preeminent organization and catalyst in directing, funding and promoting ALS research;
- Most comprehensive provider of care and support services to the ALS
Community through our coordinated network of Chapters, Centers and
- Leading advocate and voice for the ALS Community;
- Recognized authority and most trusted source of information and education about ALS.