Mission: The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter is a dedicated group of volunteers and staff that are working daily to ease the burdens of patients and families who have ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig''s Disease). This fatal illness has no known cause or cure. A person who has ALS will slowly loose the ability to move and even speak or swallow. Providing services to them, and raising money for research to find the cure are our top priorities.
Programs: The Evergreen Chapter provides information and referral services, support groups for patients and caregivers, a medical equipment and augmentive communication equipment loan locker program (free of charge to ALS patients), Respite Care program, as well as an informative newsletter. Support Groups allow people to learn from each other on coping with ALS. Our Patient Services Coordinator can make in-home visits to help evaluate needs and meet them, as well as educate the community about ALS.