Become an Advocate

As an ALS United Greater Chicago Advocate, you can help change the laws and policies that affect thousands of persons with ALS and their families.

“I’m glad I joined others in speaking about ALS. We never know what impact one word or action may have on another and the domino effect it may have to foster change.” 

Michelle Francis-Bell, an Individual Living with ALS

What is Advocacy and why is it important?

Advocate: noun
1. a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.

ALS United Greater Chicago is a leader in advocating for policies that would improve the lives of those living with ALS, their families and caregivers. Our strength derives from those with ALS and their family members whose involvement in advocacy has led to increased federal funding for ALS research, passage of the Medicare waiver for ALS patients, the presumptive disability ruling from the Social Security Administration, and state funding in Illinois.

How You Can Help

Because ALS still has no cure, there is still much to do. To continue advocating, we need your support.

Our advocates are passionate about encouraging government officials at all levels - state, local, and federal - to improve awareness and resources for people affected by ALS. Advocates are people who affect real change in the way that our government responds to the needs of the ALS community.

Even if you aren't a friend, relative, or supporter of a legislator, your outreach can help open doors. Advocates with the ALS Association help change the laws and policies that affect all people with ALS and their families every single year.

Become an ALS advocate today! If you are interested in donating your time or money to ALS United Greater Chicago, you can also donate or sign up to be a volunteer.

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