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The ALS Association Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter


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11725 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 4
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Upcoming Events


Join thousands of Walkers throughout the region in one (or more) of our six Walk to Defeat ALS events.
The Walk to Defeat ALS® raises funds for The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter's care services programs as well as awareness, advocacy and research efforts. For more information, call Chelsea Moreau at (225) 343-9880, ext. 6 or e-mail To register, click here. walk to defeat als logo
Save the dates:
JACKSON, MS   September 27, 2014             SHREVEPORT, LA  October 18, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA   October 11, 2014         LAFAYETTE, LA   October 25, 2014
BATON ROUGE, LA November 1, 2014        
MS Gulf Coast walk is still accepting donations!

"The Luckiest Man" Essay Contest              Lou w-bat hi-rescrop.jpg

Open to all 8th grade students in Louisiana

500 words or less
Typed, 10-point Times New Roman
Essays will be judged on spelling, grammar, content, and how well the student answers the question:
"Why did Lou Gehrig consider himself 'The Luckiest Man?'"
Legendary New York Yankee Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS in the prime of his record-setting baseball career. Through it all, Gehrig presented a public face of courage, perseverance and humility. The winning essay will highlight both Gehrig and ALS, which ultimately became known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

First prize: $100
Second prize: $50
Third prize: $25

Winners will be presented at the Louisiana State Capitol on ALS Awareness Day -- May 15, 2014

For more information, call Jamie Craig at (225) 343-9880, ext. 2
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Join The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter and the New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday, June 6 to Strike Out ALS. We'll be raising awareness of ALS while commemorating the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. June 6 is also Military Appreciation Night at Zephyr Field.
Did you know that military veterans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS?
Help us fight for them as well as others living with the disease. Tickets for the game are $12 -- and half of the ticket sales will benefit The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter and its mission to provide help and hope to those fighting ALS. *Tickets for pALS and one caregiver are available at no charge, sponsored by The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter. Please RSVP by going through the ticket-purchasing process to indicate that you will be joining us and we will mail your tickets to you. For that and more info, CLICK HERE.    

Upcoming Events
Purchase and wear "Cure ALS" pins and/or the Strike Out ALS t-shirt to increase ALS awareness. If interested, call Frankie Erwin at 225-343-9880 ext 1. 
Cure ALS Pin             ALS Strike Out Shirt
"Cure ALS" Pins: $35                                     Strike Out ALS Shirts - Baseball style shirt: $17; short-sleeved t-shirt: $12
                                                                            Back of shirt reads "Gehrig 4"



Care Services

            Helpful and Informative Resources from our Care Service Coordinators                





Certified Centers

ALS Clinics

Support Groups 

Newly diagnosed resources

Sign up for the ALS Registry 



Caregiving Tips and Hints

Respite Care 

Coping With Burnout

From One Caregiver to Another

Volunteer Opportunities

We are so grateful for those who donate their time and talents for the fight against ALS. If you are interested in volunteering for The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter, please contact us at (800) 891-3746, ext. 4. Click Here for details.

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OUR MISSION: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

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(225) 343-9880 or (800) 891-3746 - P.O. Box 66825 - Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6825

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