Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes, someone dies from ALS. This terrible disease, also know as Lou Gehrig's Disease, knows no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. It can strike anyone at any time, and fighting ALS is a full-time job. Time isn't on the side of those afflicted. And we will not quit until there is a treatment and cure.
With more than 1,600 people living with ALS in the state of Florida at any given time, we could not do what we do without the ongoing generosity and support of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.
Established in 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts, or as we like to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida." We provide patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research. In addition, the Chapter provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care.
As the preeminent ALS organization, The ALS Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Florida Chapter is one of more than 39 nationwide chapters providing comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Our vision is to create a world without Lou Gehrig's Disease.