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About The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation

The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation was started in 2001 in hopes of creating a brighter future for those living with Lou Gehrig's Disease in New England and honors all of the courageous individuals and families touched by this disease.

We donate to research, but our main focus is offering financial support in the form of grants to patients and their families living in the New England area.

Our in-house programs:

The A. George Kerr Patient Fund assists patients with financial needs
The Heath Millward Vacation Fund provides patients and families with vacations or reunions that will allow them to celebrate their lives together
The Children’s Program is tailored to meet the needs of the children impacted by this disease by providing financial assistance for expenses such as the holidays, back to school shopping and summer camp
Scholarship Fund offsets the financial strain of a college education for a child of an A.L.S. patient
The Jan Ferrara Get Away for a Day Fund provides funds for individuals or groups of patients or caregivers to enjoy an outing of their choosing
Respite Care Grant Program provides assistance for respite care to patient care-givers. These grants allow the caregiver a break from the rigors of their responsibility
Bobby Murray Communication Equipment Fund provides funds towards the purchase of communication devices


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Member since:
Feb 21, 2014

Last updated:
Oct 17, 2017

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