Your BIG hearts have enabled The ALS Association – Arkansas
Chapter to provide countless services to Arkansans battling ALS this
year. Our chapter diligently strives to meet every need of our pALS and
their families. With your help, we have been able to:
Purchase medical equipment and supplies, provide in-home
assessments and visits, provide support to our families with young children,
coordinate referrals and appointments, help clients attend ALS Clinics, host
educational conferences and support groups, assist with end of life planning,
provide professional counseling services, coordinate dream trips for our
families to make memories, organize medical equipment in hotels for families
when traveling, provide meals when needed and constant advocacy for ALS
We are currently serving 128 families living with ALS and
have paid out over $60,000 already this year in grants and have hosted 14
The commitment Susie’s Angels made to Sue Larson back in
2005 is one that we do not take lightly. We’ve been able to fulfill her
request of helping people in our state diagnosed with this dreadful disease and
we are so proud of the positive impact our association has had in the lives of
so many. Every day is a gift and we must always remain loyal to our commitments
to others. Sue has and will forever bless our lives by showing us
the true meaning of embracing something bigger than all of us and loving
strangers that instantly become family with our whole hearts.
Thank you for your support to this cause that has impacted
our lives in such a significant way.
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that
slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.
The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the
time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and
every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this
disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known
cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of
$250,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a
difference and donate or join a walk today.