About Our Chapter
The Tennessee Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through localized care and resources throughout the state of Tennessee. We leave no stone unturned in the search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Our staff includes the CEO, Vice President of Finance & Administration, Development Department, a Care Services Department and a Communications Department, who all work together to raise much needed funds and provide services and support for our Chapter families. The organization is guided by a Board of Trustees, devoted volunteers and community partners provide invaluable support throughout all areas of the Chapter.
Our Chapter was established in 1987 as the Central Tennessee Chapter. In 2005, the Central Tennessee Chapter merged with the Mid-South Chapter in Memphis and the Tri-Cities Support Group and became a single corporation known today as The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter.
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing this devastating disease.
Together, our Chapter and the National Office operates under a shared mission to serve people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Tennessee and relentlessly pursue the search for a cure.
The Tennessee Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The Chapter supports the National Office through revenue sharing and research contributions. The National Office supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information, national conferences, and professional development.