Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS)


Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), a nonprofit located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, currently works with more than 1,050 ALS families in 47 states and multiple foreign countries.  Funding from ALSFAC WE CARE will allow CCALS to grow its staff to serve more ALS patients their families, communities, and healthcare providers.  We will provide resources including equipment, educational opportunities, Medicare/Medicaid assistance, communication assistance, guidance and awareness with regards to living with ALS, caregiving, and exploring end-of-life when invited, all at no cost to families across the United States.

Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS)2024-01-26T12:13:54+00:00

ALS Ride for Life: Mobility Matters Program


ALS Ride for Life: Mobility Matters Program As a patient-driven, primarily volunteer organization, the mission of ALS Ride For Life is to serve the ALS community by assisting patients and their families through a variety of supportive services to ease the financial and emotional stress this disease places on families, raising research funds to find a cure, raising public awareness, and providing the community with the latest ALS news, information, and inspiration. With a minimal staff (the equivalent of 2 employees), an active board of directors, and a team of volunteers. To apply for our Mobility Matters Program or [...]

ALS Ride for Life: Mobility Matters Program2024-01-23T14:43:42+00:00

Bridging Voice


Bridging Voice Bridging Voice is a non-profit that provides communication technology support to people with ALS at all stages. To date our team has supported over 1,500 pALS in 49 states and 12 countries. We strive to provide innovative solutions, continued communication, improved quality of life, and hope to the larger ALS community. Funding from ALSFAC will enable Bridging Voice to expand programs that give people with ALS (pALS) the ability to continue to communicate with their family, friends and caregivers. Bridging Voice will provide the education, training and technical support to ensure pALS are always able to communicate [...]

Bridging Voice2023-01-24T14:22:16+00:00

Matt’s Place Foundation


Matt’s Place Foundation Matt’s Place Foundation: “ Hope & Housing ALS Renovation Series” Matt’s Place Foundation(MPF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization run 100% by volunteers to assist pALS (People with ALS) and their families, as they navigate learning to live with this disease. Its ultimate intention is to provide hope, housing, and assistance to families dealing with ALS. MPF helps families diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by providing grants and support with some of the more expensive costs that are not covered through insurance, such as accessible exterior ramps, accessible bathroom remodeling costs, and rent/mortgage assistance. The foundation [...]

Matt’s Place Foundation2023-01-24T14:18:23+00:00

ALS Ride For Life


ALS Ride For Life ALS Ride For Life (ALSRFL) is a non-profit located in Stony Brook, New York. ALSRFL was founded 26 years ago by Chris Pendergast. When Chris was diagnosed with ALS he decided he wanted to be part of the solution and ALSRFL was founded. Chris quickly realized patients needed a wheel-chair accessible van to get to much needed doctor appointments and to attend family events. He started lending out his personal van. As the demand grow, ALSRFL started its Mobility Matters Program. This program is the only one of its kind serving Long Island the NYC [...]

ALS Ride For Life2023-02-02T16:58:27+00:00

Team Gleason Mobility for All


Mobility for All Team Gleason has provided over $20 Million in adventure, technology, equipment, and care services to over 30,000 people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and countless others through advocacy, support, and, ultimately, bringing an end to the disease. Team Gleason, through its diverse and broad-reaching programming, brings assistive technology, equipment, and robust support services into the hands of ALS patients – with a goal of helping people with ALS not just survive but thrive after a devastating diagnosis. With the support and partnership from the ALS Finding a Cure and the Leonard P. Rizzuto Foundation, Team Gleason will have the [...]

Team Gleason Mobility for All2023-01-24T14:05:12+00:00

ALSFAC We Care 2021 Grants


ALSFAC We Care 2021 Grants Click below to learn about our inaugural award recipients: Hark-ALS A Nationwide Network of Compassionate and Financial Resources for Families Living with ALS. Read More Compassionate Care ALS Sustainable Growth for ALS Care in the United States. Read More Massachusetts General Hospital Expanding the ALS Parenting At a Challenging Time (ALS PACT) Program with web-based resources for parents and providers. Read More Penn Medicine Respiratory Care for ALS: The North American ALSFAC We Care Online Cource for Clinicians Read More [...]

ALSFAC We Care 2021 Grants2023-01-10T13:41:21+00:00

ALS Finding a Cure Call for Proposals in Early Diagnostics


ALS Finding a Cure Call for Proposals in Early Diagnostics Shockingly, more than 150 years after the disease was first defined, there are currently no universally accepted diagnostic approaches for ALS. In order to receive an ALS diagnosis patients must first undergo a battery of tests designed to rule out other diagnoses. This is highly problematic because it can take a year for an ALS patient to receive the correct diagnosis (and sometimes even longer). While these individuals are searching for a name for their affliction, they are frequently bounced to multiple doctors, can receive unnecessary (and expensive) surgical procedures and [...]

ALS Finding a Cure Call for Proposals in Early Diagnostics2022-12-24T00:13:58+00:00

Healey & AMG Center, ALS Finding a Cure® and FightMND announce the 2022 ALS Scholars in Therapeutics Recipients


Class of 2022 Boston—The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ALS Finding a Cure® and FightMND selected three recipients for their global two-year ALS Scholars in Therapeutics program. The program received an outstanding pool of global applications from 4 countries. This year’s selected recipients listed alphabetically are Dylan Galloway, PhD of the Washington University School of Medicine, Jacob Mann, PhD of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Roberta Piovesana, PhD of the University of Montreal. Dylan Galloway, PhD Dylan Galloway, PhD is recognized for his research in identifying microRNAs as novel regulators of [...]

Healey & AMG Center, ALS Finding a Cure® and FightMND announce the 2022 ALS Scholars in Therapeutics Recipients2022-08-25T12:23:38+00:00

ALS Scholars in Therapeutics: Request for Applicants


ALS Scholars in Therapeutics: Request for Applicants Please forward the announcement below to your network of clinical and basic researchers. Due date for nominations is April 29, 2022 The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in partnership with ALS Finding a Cure® (ALSFAC) and FightMND is issuing a request for applications for the ALS Scholars in Therapeutics Program to empower young investigators to learn how to develop new treatments for people living with ALS. Full announcement can be found here. This two-year program is designed to engage clinician-scientists and post-doctoral fellows to gain training and experience in therapy [...]

ALS Scholars in Therapeutics: Request for Applicants2022-04-06T14:01:09+00:00
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