ALS United Greater Chicago Blog Posts

Meet Two New Faces at the ALS Clinics

July 8, 2024 Comments Off on Meet Two New Faces at the ALS Clinics

Dr. Priyadarshini Shubadra Priyadarshini, MD, is a board-certified neurologist specializing in neuromuscular medicine who recently joined the NorthShore ALS clinic. Dr. Priyadarshini’s practice primarily focuses on diagnosing and treating neurological…

Keepin’ It Real with Kellie in Central IL

July 8, 2024 Comments Off on Keepin’ It Real with Kellie in Central IL

Kellie Branch-Dircks, MSW, LCSW, Care Services Coordinator – Social Worker, ALS United Greater Chicago Central Illinois – We Want You! Have you attended the Central Illinois Resource & Support Group…

Family Volunteer Assistance Program and You

July 8, 2024 Comments Off on Family Volunteer Assistance Program and You

Living with ALS makes daily tasks more challenging. The Family Assistance Program matches volunteers with families affected by ALS. Volunteers can help a person living with ALS or their family…

The Power of Self-Advocacy

July 8, 2024 Comments Off on The Power of Self-Advocacy

Sue Bowes, MSW, LCSW, Care Services Coordinator – Social Worker, ALS United Greater Chicago  ALS United is here to help you advocate for yourself or a loved one. We can…

A Deep Dive into Living with ALS

July 2, 2024 Comments Off on A Deep Dive into Living with ALS

Introduction Brief Overview of ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease,’ is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the degeneration of motor neurons in the brain…

AMP ALS: United in the Fight Against ALS

June 11, 2024 Comments Off on AMP ALS: United in the Fight Against ALS

ALS United, along with its dedicated members, has taken a significant step in the battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by collectively supporting the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) ALS initiative.…

Enter Your United Era: Walk ALS Chicago June 1st

May 21, 2024 Comments Off on Enter Your United Era: Walk ALS Chicago June 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wheaton, IL (May 21, 2024) – ALS United Greater Chicago is delighted to welcome you to the much-anticipated 2024 Walk ALS Chicago, taking place at the beautiful…

Double Your Impact during ALS Awareness Month

May 9, 2024 Comments Off on Double Your Impact during ALS Awareness Month

This May, in honor of ALS Awareness Month, an anonymous and generous donor has stepped forward to match gifts made to ALS United Greater Chicago, up to a staggering $25,000!…

Navigating Free Services for ALS Patients in Greater Chicago

May 6, 2024 Comments Off on Navigating Free Services for ALS Patients in Greater Chicago

Introduction to ALS and the Importance of Support Services Understanding ALS: A Brief Overview Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and…

Understanding ALS: Awareness, Support, and Future Prospects

April 30, 2024 Comments Off on Understanding ALS: Awareness, Support, and Future Prospects

Introduction to ALS Defining ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the…