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Thank you for the outpouring of hope.

Restoring Hope
Since July 29, more than 3 million people supported The ALS Association through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Locally, The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter has received over $1 million in support of local care programs to help Northern Ohioans living with ALS.

Thanks to this generosity, the Northern Ohio Chapter has launched the ALS Care Grant Program, which offers grants to families to help cover the costs of ALS care not typically covered by insurance. Over the next three years, the Chapter will invest a minimum of $100,000 per year in the ALS Care Grant Program. The Chapter is also doubling the budget for the Founders Respite Program, which offers reimbursement to caregivers for up to eight (8) hours per month for a home health aide/nurse, enabling the caregiver to take a much needed break

More than the awareness and support, our families are reporting a sense of hope...for a treatment, a cure, a better tomorrow. Thank you to all who have participated in this most amazing outpouring of support in the history of The ALS Association.


Attention High School Seniors and college undergraduates! The Marcia LaRiche Scholarship is accepting applications. Dependents of ALS patients who are Graduating high school seniors, current highschool graduates and current undergraduates are eligible to apply

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.

LaRiche Scholarship Information
2015-16 LaRiche Application 

  Join us at our 2015 Walk to Defeat ALS events!
Youngstown Walk to Defeat ALS
Sun Aug 23, 2015
Eastwood Field
Akron Walk to Defeat ALS
Sun Aug 30, 2015
Lock 3
Cleveland Walk to Defeat ALS
Sun Sept 27, 2015
Baldwin Wallace University
Toledo Walk to Defeat ALS
Sun Oct 4, 2015
The University of Toledo
View a full list of upcoming events!

Join our team 

The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter has openings in the following positions:
Regional Care Coordinator, Greater Youngstown
Regional Care Coordinator, Northeast Ohio

All other positions should submit a resumte and cover letter to


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OUR MISSION: Leading the fight to treat and cure 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.


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Independence, OH 44131

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