YOUR DOLLARS GOING THE DISTANCE
The ALS Association in San Diego has been making a difference in the lives of people with ALS and their families for almost 20 years. We strive to provide services to those living with ALS and their caregivers with unwavering care and compassion all the while ensuring that individuals receive the highest level of support possible to maintain their dignity and independence.
Everything we do — from providing top care at our clinic, to sharing individual grant and scholarship opportunities for people living with ALS, to advocating for public policy changes — relies on the donations of our generous supporters. Your investment in The ALS Association will directly provide services for more than 200 people living with ALS throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties and help fund our network of researchers who are searching every day for treatments and a cure. We are so grateful for your support!
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES: In 2022, our chapter met the needs of over 200 families affected by ALS through a variety of services, including special programs for patients and caregivers, home visits and care management, the loan of durable medical equipment, educational resources, and collaborations with our local ALS multidisciplinary clinic at UCSD to help ensure patients receive the highest level of care possible.
RESEARCH: The ALS Association is leading the way globally in the fight against ALS so those affected by the disease can live longer, better lives. We are the largest private funder of ALS Research worldwide, and our efforts have led to some of the most promising and significant advances in ALS research.
There are over 162 active research projects that are funded by the ALS Association in more than 13 countries around the world. Fourteen projects are being funded now in California. Currently, there are six drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ALS and its symptoms, with the most recent drug having been approved in 2022!
ADVOCACY: The ALS Association advocates for changes in laws and policies that affect thousands of people living with ALS and their families. ALS Advocates from across the country, including San Diego, have been instrumental in passing legislation to advance ALS research and to ensure that people living with ALS have access to the healthcare they need and deserve. Advocacy for research, health and long-term care, and caregiver support are among the top priorities of the ALS Association.