About Our Chapter

The Arkansas Chapter was founded in 2006 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. Sue Larson was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. At that time, there was no formal assistance to those with ALS in the state of Arkansas. She rallied her closest friends and, in her memory, the Arkansas Chapter was established. Thanks to the request of Sue and the determination of her friends we are able to serve those with ALS in Arkansas today.

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.

The ALS Association (National Office and the Arkansas Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to help people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure.

We work together to accomplish our mission. The  Arkansas Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.

Our accomplishments are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future.