The Marjorie Shimer Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program

Nearly twenty-five years ago, Dale Shimer established this program in memory of his wife Marjorie so no person or family facing ALS should have to live without vital medical equipment.

Please help families like Michelle’s with the huge physical, emotional, and financial challenges of living with ALS.

“The power wheelchair, transport chair, and many other essential items I receive from the Chapter’s loaner closet give me the independence to continue to enjoy my family, which is so important to me. I can still attend my son’s baseball and soccer games and watch my granddaughter play outdoors.”
--- Michelle Smith, West Milton, PA

This past year, the Shimer Program loaned over 300 pieces of essential equipment!

All the equipment loaned to ALS families is provided free of charge. That includes manual and power wheelchairs, shower benches, Hoyer lifts, and other essential equipment to meet the needs of those living with ALS.

Please click here to read a message from Larissa Gibbons, Program Coordinator, and how the equipment program has helped Michelle Smith.