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A Message for ALS Awareness Month

May 22, 2024 Comments Off on A Message for ALS Awareness Month

A Message from the Executive Director Dear Friend, As ALS Awareness Month concludes, I want to share this personal note with you about the mission of ALS United Mid-Atlantic and…

ALS United Celebrates New FAA Rules to Make Travel More Accessible

May 17, 2024 Comments Off on ALS United Celebrates New FAA Rules to Make Travel More Accessible

ALS United thanks Congress for passing the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which includes important provisions to improve accessibility in air travel. These changes come after years of work…

Roots Radio Podcast

May 15, 2024 Comments Off on Roots Radio Podcast

ALS United Mid-Atlantic Social Worker Jessie Meier hosts the Roots Radio Podcast with Lenny Rafalko, who is living with ALS. Each podcast episode features a guest who shares their perspectives…

2024 National Advocacy Event – Participate Virtually

May 13, 2024 Comments Off on 2024 National Advocacy Event – Participate Virtually

You are invited to join ALS United Mid-Atlantic for I AM ALS’s inaugural Community Summit and third annual DC ALS Awareness Event. While in-person attendance options are now fully booked,…

May 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Howard Patton

April 30, 2024 Comments Off on May 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Howard Patton

ALS does not just impact the person diagnosed with the disease. It impacts entire families and communities. Events like the ALS United Walk bring together extended families to support loved…

Spark of Hope: Shannon’s Inspiration

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on Spark of Hope: Shannon’s Inspiration

Shannon Scaletti (left) poses with Sue Walsh during Sue’s retirement party. Thank you, Sue, for your incredible work to support ALS patients and families for nearly 30 years at the…

United and Empowered Through ALS Advocacy

April 29, 2024 Comments Off on United and Empowered Through ALS Advocacy

ALS United Mid-Atlantic advocates visited with Senators and Congress Members in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, April 30th, to discuss the ALS Better Care Act and funding for ALS research. Thank…

ALS United Mid-Atlantic Care Team Continues to Excel

April 16, 2024 Comments Off on ALS United Mid-Atlantic Care Team Continues to Excel

For over 25 years, Alisa Brownlee has proven to be a shining example of the mission of ALS United Mid-Atlantic. She has made it her own mission to empower people…

April 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Anne Bratton

March 29, 2024 Comments Off on April 2024 Volunteer of the Month: Anne Bratton

Anne Bratton exemplifies what is at the heart of the mission for ALS United Mid-Atlantic. Through her compassion and empathy as a Visiting Volunteer, Anne inspires our care team every…

Spark of Hope: Billy Weirich

March 29, 2024 Comments Off on Spark of Hope: Billy Weirich

On Sunday, March 24th, Billy Weirich threw out the first pitch at the East Stroudsburg University softball game for their ALS Awareness Day Game. Billy was diagnosed with ALS in…