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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 Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Our Mission
Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
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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.

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Light the Journey Gala

Join us on October 30, 2015 for the Light the Journey Gala. This formal event, taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, helps raise funds to support the programs and services offered to people with ALS and their families, in addition to funding critical research. Guests will enjoy a scrumptious dinner, program, exciting live and silent auctions, and entertaiment!

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Black Woods Blizzard Tour

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is February 3 - 6, 2016 in northern Minnesota.  The Single Largest Snowmobile Event in the World is a ride to fight ALS.  We encourage all avid sledders aged 21 and older to learn more and register soon. The Blizzard Tour's motto is Never Surrender!


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Our programs and services for people living with ALS and their families would not be possible without volunteers.  Whether you are looking to volunteer one day a year at a special event or weekly for a family affected by ALS, we have something for you.

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Discover More Ways to Help Fight ALS
November is National Family Caregivers Month
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Learn More About Caregiver 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 new 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.