Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as
Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord which causes the affected individual to lose the ability to move, speak, swallow, and eventually breathe.
At this time, there is no known cure for ALS; however, there is hope through research in finding a cure and ensured quality of care to help individuals and families meet the daily challenges of living with this difficult disease.
The ALS Support Group of NW WI is a non-profit organization that has been operating in the Chippewa Valley since 1992. Services include: Monthly support group meetings; Outreach support service for home visits; Local resources and referrals, Educational materials; financial assistance for items not covered under medicare or private insurance; Community advocacy. While the majority of funding is used locally, the group also makes regular donations to the National ALS Association, ALS Wisconsin Chapter, and the Muscular Dystrophy association specifically for ALS research.
ALS Support Group
Second Thursday of each month, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Chippewa Valley Bible Church, 531 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls. Patients, families, friends, and caregivers are welcomed.