What We Do
ALS of Nevada symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past, conquered by the dedication of thousands who have worked ceaselessly to understand and eradicate this perplexing killer.
Until that day comes, ALS of Nevada relentlessly pursues its mission to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in the search for effective treatments and cures for this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
We are here to ensure that no one is alone when facing ALS, through our evidence based wraparound model of care. ALS of Nevada is committed to enhancing the quality of life for people living with ALS through the many cost-free programs we offer to individuals and families affected by ALS. We understand the value of being able to communicate, function safely at home, travel to ALS clinics for comprehensive evaluation and treatment and so much more. Our programs are designed to meet these essential needs, as well as the emotional needs of those in our community. Our services are available throughout the entire state of Nevada.
ALS of Nevada focuses on state and federal advocacy for research, health & long-term care, and caregiver support. The ALS Community's involvement in advocacy has led to increased federal funding for ALS research at the NIH and federal funding for ALS research through the Department of Defense.
ALS of Nevada embraces the opportunity to join together to educate members of Congress about the importance of stepping up the fight to conquer ALS through research, care and support.
ALS of Nevada is a part of ALS research worldwide, and our efforts have led to some of the most promising and significant advances in the field.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of our research program. We partner with academia, industry, government, and other nonprofit organizations and lead by spurring long-lasting collaborations among researchers across all sectors, leading to globally shared data, protocols, and research samples to accelerate research progress.
Public Education & Awareness
Through community outreach, media relations, social media and more, ALS of Nevada raises awareness about ALS year-round. Our website is a vital source of information for those battling ALS and for people looking for the latest news and information about the disease. We provide an opportunity for anyone touched by this devastating disease to gather and connect with others through our many community outreach events and support groups. In addition, our relationships with partner organizations and with the news media, allow us to spotlight our ALS community and help raise ALS awareness and support.