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  1. HOW CAN YOU HELP? SPONSOR Consider sponsoring a Chapter event PARTICIPATE Join in the fun at a local event VOLUNTEER Explore volunteer opportunities with us GIVE Make a general, tribute or workplace donation GET SOCIAL WITH US! @ALSofDCMDVA ALSofDCMDVA For more information please visit ALSINFO.ORG OUR VISION Create a world without ALS OUR MISSION Leading the fight against 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. The ALS Association—DC/MD/VA Chapter Administrative Office 7507 Standish Place • Rockville, MD 20855 Regional Office 8100 Three Chopt Road Suite 147 Richmond, VA 23229 T: (301) 978-9855 E: info@ALSinfo.org W: ALSinfo.org
  2. WalktoDefeatALS® istheChapter’slargest fundraisinginitiative,withwalksthroughout WashingtonD.C.,MarylandandVirginia. Dine to Defeat ALS is a dinner and auction, honoring leading philanthropists in the corporate community. Every Drop Adds Up is an annual campaign built on the momentum of the Ice Bucket Challenge and taking place, “Every August Until a Cure”. Team Challenge ALS brings together individuals who fundraise and participate in local endurance events. One Dollar Difference offers constituents the opportunity to create unique fundraising events of their own. Blend offers an evening of food, wine and fun, as you raise your glass to defeat ALS Support Resources Every person with ALS has an expert caseworker to guide them through the challenges of ALS. Assistive Technology When someone with ALS loses the ability to speak, the Chapter provides them with much-needed communication devices and support. ALS Clinics People with ALS can see a variety of doctors and receive comprehensive treatment all in one day and all in one place. Equipment Loan Closets The Chapter provides access to the medical equipment needed to make living with ALS easier. Monthly Support Groups People with ALS and caregivers can receive resources, information and fellowship. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive illness leaving people unable to walk, talk, eat and finally to breathe. There is no cure. Did you know: » Approx. 30,000 Americans are living with ALS » ALS can strike a person of any gender, age, religion and race » ALS is a service-related disease—military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed » ALS care can cost over $200,000 a year » The life expectancy is only 2-5 years » Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS » Every 90 minutes someone dies from ALS TheALSAssociation—DC/MD/VA Chapter was founded in 1991 to serve the needs of those living with ALS and their families throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. PROGRAMS SERVICES The ALS Association—DC/MD/VA Chapter’s FREE programs and services are only made possible by the generous support of people like you. SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS For more information please visit ALSINFO.ORG. “ The ALS Association—DC/MD/VA Chapter has been by my side every step of the way. ” —Vikki Williams, Chesterfield, VA