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Amazon Smile

Did You Know You Can Support The Florida Chapter Every Time You Shop on Amazon?

That's right!  The ALS Association Florida Chapter is a part of the AmazonSmile network.  It's easy.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  It's that simple!  And it's not just during the holidays, it's ALL YEAR LONG!

The next time you shop on, use the link below and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to 
The ALS Association Florida Chapter!

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The Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS is a one-day endurance event designed to appeal to every level of rider and 5k runners too!  We offer the Metric Century ride (approx. 62 miles), a 25 mile ride, a 10 mile ride, and a 5K Run/Walk or Roll. Routes include sections of the Pinellas Trail, Fort De Soto and coastal roads. 

Every participant can count on support from start to finish with rest stops, SAG vehicles, and the safety team.  Upon completing the tour, riders and runners are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include entertainment, complimentary massages, and a healthy lunch.

Help Put the Brakes on ALS and Sign Up Today!


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Questions?  Contact Kate Sanstrom, Regional Development Manager, at or call 888.257.1717 ext. 115




Hope and Help Webinar 2017

This webinar will focus on the newest technologies and products from Tobii Dynavox, and how these can assist people living with ALS with their current and future communication needs, along with insurance/funding options.  With the continuing advances in technology, keeping updated on these technologies allows people living with ALS and their families to continue to connect with others and increase access to daily life routines.

Monday, December 11, 2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presented by Tobii Dynavox: 

Patrick Brune, M.S. CCC/SLP, Senior Training and Application Specialist & Chris Kovach – Regional Sales Consultant NE Florida


Participate online or over the phone:

To join the webinar by computer or device:  Go to or download the StartMeeting app.

Click “JOIN” in the upper right hand corner.

Enter alsafl (all lowercase) for the meeting ID and click the SUBMIT button.

Complete the fields ENTER NAME and ENTER EMAIL and click the JOIN button.

Choose audio preference and enter pin # to sync.

You may call in by phone or listen on your computer/device.

To join by phone: Call 1-701-801-1211 and Enter Access Code: 939-482-910#

2018 Walk Save the Date


All 2018 Spring Walks Are Open!  Save the Date!

Get your teammates together and grab your gear, it’s time for all of you All-Stars to get your game on!  Please join us at one our statewide Walk to Defeat ALS events this spring!  Form a team,invite your family, friends, co-workers, and help The ALS Association Florida Chapter fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Register Today!


2018 Florida Spring Walk Dates:

SARASOTA - March 3rd - Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota

GREATER TAMPA BAY - March 10th - Elva Rouse Park, St. Petersburg

PALM BEACH - March 17th - Palm Beach Outlet Mall, West Palm Beach

CENTRAL FLORIDA - March 24th - Lake Eola, Orlando

JACKSONVILLE - April 7th - Seven Bridges, Jacksonville

BROWARD - April 14th - Vista View Park, Davie

Start a team or sign up as an individual today! 

Visit or CLICK HERE to register today!


Share your experience with us on social media this year using #WalktoDefeatALS

Tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @ALSFlorida



The Florida Chapter Needs Good People to Help Fight ALS!

Do you know someone who'd like to join our team and help make a difference in the ALS community?  Please share this with friends, family and coworkers - we need good people and we need your help!

For more information about the positions available, CLICK HERE.



Durable Medical Equipment

Did You Know You Can Donate Equipment

to the Florida Chapter?

The ALS Association Florida Chapter greatly appreciates donations of durable medical equipment (DME), respiratory equipment, and communication devices for use in our Equipment Loan Program. We understand how expensive it is to care for a person living with ALS, and the importance of the equipment needed to provide the best possible quality of life.   

We offer temporary loaner equipment, including speech generating devices, to Florida residents with a verified diagnosis of ALS who are uninsured, underinsured, who cannot access their insurance (while in a nursing home or hospice) or who are waiting for insurance approval. 

CLICK HERE for more information about the types of equipment we are able to accept.

For equipment donations please contact our Care Services Department at 888-257-1717, ext. 118

The Florida Chapter will provide an acknowledgment letter to the donor for tax purposes once the donation is picked up by the DME companies that store and maintain our equipment throughout the state, Ability Medical Supply and NuMotion.     

Testimonial from a person living with ALS: “This chair that I have made life so much easier for me. The slide board, it's just made a whole different difference.  I’m able to go out in my yard. I'm able to not use the Hoyer lift, just things are so much easier making my life so much easier and so much easier on my wife. I don't know how I can put into words how much I appreciate all the help you guys have given me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.“


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