May is National ALS Awareness Month, and is also when the ALS Association conducts its annual Public Policy Conference and ALS Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the event is to update ALS advocates from all over the country on private research endeavors, government research projects, equipment development progress, collaborative efforts with other ALSA organizations and instruction on national advocacy priorities.
ALS is a brutal disease that robs patients of all muscle and body control. Eventually patient diagnosed with ALS loses the ability to walk, eat and even breathe. Despite advances in treatment and therapies, ALS is still fatal. There is no cure. Yet.
Every year ALSA Wisconsin allocates funds toward national research initiatives. Donate on Giving Tuesday because Advocacy Day should not just be a one-day a year event. Stand with us to make a huge impact in the lives of those battling this disease—both down the street and nationwide—every day.