Since 1985, The ALS Association has been leading the fight to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a terminal and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The motor neurons that run through your body slowly die, which eventually leads to the complete inability to control muscle movement. Daily activities such as talking, eating, walking, and even breathing become increasingly difficult to perform as the disease progresses. Individuals diagnosed with ALS are given 3 to 5 years to live and unfortunately, there is no cure to this atrocious disease just yet.
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization that fights against Lou Gehrig's disease in every aspect. Their main missions are to find a cure to ALS by assisting global researchers, raising awareness and nationwide advocacy, and caring for those affected by ALS along with their families. This non-profit organization is available for service on every front, such as raising money for research for a cure, numerous patient care services, compassionate patient support, public education, and public policy.
Over the years, The ALS Association has committed more than $59 million in finding a cure and effective treatment. Regardless of proximity to the ALS offices, each chapter extends a hand to every city in the United States and is willing to travel great lengths to ensure that each individual with ALS is cared for. For more information, please contact the San Antonio office at 210-733-5204 or visit them at 8600 Wurzbach Road, Suite 700, San Antonio, TX 78240.