About the ALS Association
Our work covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help, support, and hope to those facing the disease. Our mission at the ALS Association— 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.
In 2022 we:
- Served 1,417 Texans with ALS.
- Assisted 3,522+ family caregivers, youth, and children served.
- Helped 866 individuals through our 92 virtual support group meetings.
- Hosted 46 workshops and presentations.
- Supported 13 multi-disciplinary clinics in Texas.
- Secured FDA approval of a NEW drug to treat ALS, Relyvrio, the first ALS drug funded by the Ice Bucket Challenge.
- Funded 29 active clinical research trials in Texas.
- Completed 2,752 patient interactions.
- Loaned $1.1M worth of durable medical equipment to Texans with ALS.
The ALS Association is committed to:
- Serving as a public policy advocate for ALS patients. We work on a local, state and national scale to make sure policies serve the best interests of ALS patients and caregivers, to secure funding for ALS research, and to empower patients to speak out to their representatives.
- Providing a robust, multidisciplinary approach to treatment of ALS. We support 13 clinics in Texas, each with a team of doctors that can provide complete care to ALS patients — all under one roof. This multifaceted approach to care for ALS patients is scientifically proven to extend the lives of people living with ALS.
- Creating communities. ALS can be an isolating disease, and our facilities and programs create a space where patients can come together, share their stories, and develop relationships with others who understand what they’re going through.
We are here to provide the best service to the Texas ALS community. Because we’re statewide, we can provide more efficient and effective services to ALS families and their caregivers, and we can also develop opportunities to leverage the support of the dedicated donors and volunteers who want to make an impact across our great state.
And lastly, no description of our chapter would be complete if we didn’t mention our supporters. Our accomplishments in local care, advocacy, and research would be impossible without them. From the smallest donation to the most generous gift, our donors give the ALS community hope for the future.
There will be many curveballs and challenges along the way, but we remain committed to finding a cure for ALS. Find out how you can help the ALS Association fight for your fellow Texans who are living with this disease.