Shining a Light on ALS: Observing ALS Awareness Month

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For the month of May, we are sharing information and resources about ALS for ALS Awareness Month. Raising awareness about ALS is crucial for promoting early diagnosis, understanding the impact on patients and their families, and fostering empathy and support.

Join us for ALS Awareness Month and explore ways we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this complex neurological disorder.

ALS Clinic at the Fixel

The ALS Clinic at the Norman Fixel Institute provides multidisciplinary care to people living with ALS. From neurologist to speech and swallow therapists and geneticists to nutritionists, care at the Norman Fixel Institute revolves around the needs of our patients.

About ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses, individuals gradually lose control over their voluntary muscle movement, eventually leading to paralysis and, in many cases, respiratory failure.

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Resources & Support

Discover a wealth of ALS-related information, assistance programs, and community networks by exploring reputable organizations dedicated to ALS research, advocacy, and patient care. From online forums and support groups to educational materials and funding opportunities, these resources are designed to empower patients, caregivers, and loved ones.

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Upcoming Events

Participate in community events, such as walks, fundraisers, or virtual seminars. These activities not only raise funds but also provide opportunities for people to learn more about ALS, connect with others affected by the disease, and contribute to ongoing research and support initiatives.

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