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ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Website

The ALS Association's Oregon & SW Washington Chapter was founded in 2002 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Website for NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders


NINDS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.

NLM Medline Plus: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus site about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS.)

The ALS Association website

The ALS Association symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past – relegated to historical status, studied in medical textbooks, conquered by the dedication of thousands who have worked ceaselessly to understand and eradicate this perplexing killer.