May is ALS Awareness Month, and we’re excited to help attract attention to a cause that has a special place in our hearts. The YouCaring team is close to many individuals and families who are living with ALS. We’re honored to be part of their community of supporters, and we’ll be using our social network to raise ALS awareness all month.
Last year, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge transformed public awareness and support for people battling this devastating disease. In addition to an outpouring of support for the ALS Association, it helped spark dramatic growth in online fundraising for individuals and families living with ALS. These brave warriors include patients, caregivers, family, friends and neighbors.
Many more people need help with medical bills and related expenses caused by ALS, and it’s easy for you to help. Read on for simple ways you can make a great difference.
Help Someone Living with ALS Get Help with Medical Bills
As the leader in free online fundraising, we’re proud that our site hosts more than 60 ALS fundraisers today. Here are just a few of the inspiring stories and experiences:
There are three powerful and quick ways you can support these or other causes benefiting people affected by ALS. Make an online donation, share a link to a YouCaring ALS fundraiser with your social network, or create your own cause. With just a few clicks, you can do them all!
Start an ALS Fundraiser
An ALS diagnosis is devastating health news for an individual and their family and friends. Tragically, it introduces major financial worries at the same time. The cost of living with ALS can be more than $200,000 per year.
Is your family member, friend or neighbor living with ALS? Online fundraising for individuals affected by ALS is a tremendous way to help with medical bills and related expenses, and ALS Awareness Month is a great time to take action. Count on us to help you every step of the way!
Our free online fundraising platform lets you keep more of the money you raise. And with our amazing support team, tools and tips, we make it simple for you to learn how to start and manage a successful fundraiser.
Help Create a World Without ALS
The ALS Association helps provide care services, advocacy and research to find treatments and a cure. For great ideas about how you can help create a world without ALS, check out their 31 ways to spread ALS awareness in 31 days.
Also, consider joining the Walk to Defeat ALS® to benefit the ALS Association. Walk in honor or in memory of a loved one or sponsor a walker. This Walk to Defeat ALS page makes it easy to find an upcoming walk near you.