What is ALS?

Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells & pathways in the brain & spinal cord which leads to paralysis & death. The Arizona Chapter established in 1991, provides free, local programs that enable patients & families to manage this devastating disease with dignity & hope.

Patients served by our chapter each year throughout the state.
Average annual cost of caring for a person with ALS
Average life expectancy of ALS patient from time of diagnosis.

  • There is no effective treatment for ALS and no known cause or cure.
  • Military veterans are approximately twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS.
  • ALS can strike anyone at any time regardless of age or race or gender.

For more information visit ALSAZ.org