Become an ALS 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, an Individual Living with ALS

What is Advocacy and why is it important?

Advocate: noun
/ˈadvəkət/
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

The fight against ALS is ongoing as there is still no cure for this debilitating disease. To continue our advocacy efforts, we require your support.

Our team of passionate advocates strive to encourage government officials at all levels to prioritize awareness and allocate more resources for those affected by ALS. By working together, we can influence real change in how our government addresses the needs of the ALS community. Even if you don't have a personal connection to a legislator, your outreach can make a difference by opening doors and creating opportunities for progress.

At ALS United Greater Chicago, our advocates continuously work to shape laws and policies that impact individuals with ALS and their families on an annual basis. If you would like to join us in this important cause, become an ALS advocate today!

If you're interested in contributing your time or money, consider donating or becoming a volunteer.

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