Take a moment to learn about one of our amazing charity partners, the ALS Association.
Maybe you’ve heard of this organization through their viral Ice Bucket Challenge (watch our office participate!). The Ice Bucket Challenge is an innovative way to raise awareness about ALS. It also raised millions of dollars since 2014!
ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This disease can be debilitating for those with ALS and their loved ones, but ALS Association works hard to support everyone affected by the disease.
ALS Association was founded in 1985, and fights ALS nationwide. How? They have four distinct tactics. They focus on Research, Public Policy, Care Services and Chapter Relations, and Public Education & Awareness.
ALS Association funds the best research with top scientists worldwide to better understand the disease and treat it. Also, they work to create policies that make life easier for people with ALS. Local chapters across the country support people affected with information and resources. Finally, the ALS Association knows that nothing will change if there isn’t awareness, and their website is a great resource.
On average, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, and up to 30,000 Americans are currently living with ALS. The disease is rare, but the impacts spread far and wide.
How can you help?
One of the easiest ways to support the ALS Association is with a vehicle donation. Visit our website or give us a call at (888) 852-0305 and a friendly representative will help make a charity car donation that makes a difference.
Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned at auction for your vehicle directly to your charity, the highest of any charity car donation program. A car donation to ALS Association is an easy way to help an incredible organization, and support the global fight against ALS.