Chapter Philanthropy: The ALS Association

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Because this disease has affected the lives of several of our chapter sisters, we will continue to support its cause. We will be participating in several events this semester to raise funds that will be donated to the ALS Association of Georgia, as well as host events to educate the public about this terrible disease for which there is no treatment nor cure.

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Upcoming Events:
  • ALS Informational, November 10, '09
  • Walk to Defeat ALS, Join our team or donate for a good cause! LINK November 14, 2009
  • Macy's "Shop For A Cause", October 13, '07
  • Walk to Defeat ALS, November 3, '07
  • ALS Educational Symposium, November 10, '07
  • Bingo/Loteria Fundraising Night, October 5, '08
  • Walk to Defeat ALS, November 8, '08