What We Do

ALS San Diego symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past, achieved through the dedication of thousands who have worked tirelessly to eradicate this devastating disease.

Until that day comes, ALS San Diego relentlessly pursues its mission to help support people living with ALS and their families.

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Care Services

We embrace thousands of those stricken with the disease with the world's most comprehensive program of care and services. ALS San Diego is committed to enhancing those living with ALS quality of life through the many cost-free programs we offer to individuals and families affected by ALS. We understand the value of those with the disease being able to communicate, function safely in their home, and travel to ALS Clinics for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Our programs are designed to meet these essential care needs as well as the emotional needs of those in our community and caregivers.



ALS San Diego brings your voice directly to members of local, state, and federal government to advocate for policies that improve quality of life and funding that will cure ALS. 

Our advocacy work focuses on educating and mobilizing members of Congress and the Administration in a nonpartisan way to achieve our mission of discovering new treatments and a cure for ALS, and serving, advocating for and empowering people living with ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

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Every aspect of our work is dedicated to advancing our mission of discovering effective treatments and ultimately eradicating ALS. This underscores the critical importance of funding exceptional ALS research.

We prioritize funding the most promising research endeavors and actively cultivate innovative partnerships spanning government, industry, academia, and other nonprofit organizations. 

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Public Education & Awareness

Through public outreach, media relations, social media and the Internet, ALS San Diego continually raises awareness about ALS and the search for a cure. The organization's website serves as a source of information, guidance, and education for people and families living with the disease as well as those who wish to learn more. ALS San Diego has achieved expanded awareness and support of ALS issues through relationships with other organizations such as the San Diego Padres, collegiate institutions within the region, multiple ALS organizations many more through impactful interaction with San Diego's news media.