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Welcome to the ALS Support Group Website!

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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.
Annual Walk & Wheel-A-Thon
IMG_5273 In order to provide these services, the group holds an Annual Walk & Wheel-A-Thon the second Sunday in June to raise the necessary funds to support this organization. Last year’s walk raised $20,000 with approximately 350 people in attendance.
This year’s walk will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls - Expo Hall C Building
Registration:
11:00am
Picnic:
11:30am
Walk begins:
1:00pm
Silent Auction: Opens at 11:15am - Closes at 12:45pm
  We welcome you to join us!  Click for Flyer Click for Walk Donation Request Letter  
Click on this link to fill out online:
Annual Walk & Wheel-A-Thon Registration Form

ALS Support Group
Monthly Meeting:

picture 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.

Upcoming Events:

pictureAnnual Walk & Wheel-A-Thon Sunday, June 12, 2016 Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Chippewa Falls in the Expo Hall C Building

In The News:

picture Leader Telegram
December 6, 1998
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"Volume One"
June 6th, 2012
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