The ALS Association supports over 300 patients and families with ALS in the Garden State, and the trained professionals and support staff Greater Philadelphia Chapter cover all the bases through research, advocacy, and patient services in Southern New Jersey. Patients and families in the area use the ALS Association Certified Clinic at the Pennsylvania Hospital and rely on the Greater Philadelphia Chapter for our specialized services and programs to help them live fuller lives with ALS while joining together in hope for a cure.

The Seaside Board...Walk to Defeat ALS(R)

The Walk to Defeat ALS(R) is The ALS Association's signature event. In 2012, the Seaside Board...Walk to Defeat ALS(R) raised over $100,000 and the Chapter's total from seven Walk events was over $1.5 million. Over 12,000 people participated in a walk and thousands more contributed, making 2012 our most successful year yet.

The 2012 Seaside Board Walk to Defeat ALS(R) was also memorable as we had our first proposal at a walk! Click here to see video.

Click here to sign up for a video highlighting the 2012 walk season and then click to register for the 2013 Seaside Board...Walk to Defeat ALS(R) .

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The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to be the principal charity of the Philadelphia Phillies. Ever since Chapter President Ellyn Phillips' mother Malvina Charlstein convinced the Phillies that "ALS belongs in baseball," there has been a strong partnership to cover all the bases for families living with Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 2012, the annual Phillies Phestival raised an incredible $858,340, bringing the total raised by the Phillies to fight ALS since 1984 to an amazing $13.5 million.





Read more about the Chapter's history with the Phillies here.






ALS Express

The ALS Express is a non-competitive bike-a-thon that’s fun for people of all ages and riding abilities. Join hundreds of cyclists for a ride through scenic southern NJ. Enjoy the support of wonderful volunteers who cheer-on the riders and help provide a worry-free cycling experience. Upon arrival at the end-point in Wildwood, NJ, the summertime fun begins! No other charity bike ride in the area offers an exceptional endpoint like this!





Click here to learn more about the ALS Express Bike Ride and Sign Up Today!





ALS Advocacy

Patients, families, caregivers and other friends and allies join together every year to give voice to ALS issues in New Jersey and Washington, where we have created strong allies like Congressman Chris Smith and Senator Robert Menendez. ALS advocates have successfully lobbied Congress to support millions of dollars in ALS research, reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, support veterans diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and to create the ALS Registry.  As part of their partnership, the ALS Association and the Centers for Disease Control are conducting outreach activities nationwide to educate people with ALS and their families about the ALS Registry and provide them with important guidance, tools, and information. In Trenton, we have developed terrific allies like Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblyman Angel Fuentes who have taken stories of patients and families to heart. Click here to learn more about New Jersey advocacy and then click here to hear Tom Phelan discuss why we need support in Trenton.

The Lea R. Powell ALS Patient Services Program

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter Covers All the Bases in fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease, and that includes a heavy emphasis on quality patient care. We provide a wide range of support through the Lea R. Powell ALS Patient Services Program, including our ALS Clinics, Resource Groups, Van TransportationHome Care, Assistive Technology, Equipment Loans, and home improvements with the Cox Family Fund for Accessibility.

 The Chapter is able to provide these services through generous support from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Walk to Defeat ALS(R) Community Partner events,Named Funds, and other gifts throughout the year.





Click here to see a video with New Jersey resident Robert and Melissa Janssen talking about the Howard Abrams In-Home Care Program.









The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.