About ALS

Other ALS Organizations

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ALS Association: The ALS Association is a national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.


ALS TDI: The ALS Therapy Development Institute is a nonprofit biotechnology organization dedicated to developing effective treatments for ALS. They are committed to creating and leading a transparent collaborative research process that involves ALS patients today and honors those whose journey with this disease has ended. ALS TDI is guided by passion, love and the spirit of entrepreneurship upon which they were founded.

ALS Therapy Alliance: The ALS Therapy Alliance is a nonprofit organization running diagnostic tests, conducting clinical trials and pushing research forward to someday find a cure for ALS. The ALS Therapy Alliance partners with other top ALS organizations and companies to raise money for research projects through their annual Researching a Cure fundraising campaign.

Everyday Life with ALS

MDA: MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.


Prize4Life: Prize4Life is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Their mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS by using powerful incentives to attract new people and drive innovation.


Packard Center

Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins: The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins is the only international scientific operation dedicated solely to curing the disease. They are unique in their approach to fighting ALS in that they combine and facilitate scientific collaboration and ALS research with fundraising for the development of new treatments and to finding a cure. The Packard Center is dedicated to research, focusing on therapies, collaborating with experts around the world, and streamlining funding for researchers.






Project ALS: Project ALS identifies and funds the most promising scientific research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for ALS. By recruiting the world’s best scientists and doctors to work together—rationally and aggressively—we can develop a better understanding of the ALS disease process and, in parallel, better therapeutic strategies.