ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter

A nonprofit organization

$48,284 raised by 243 donors

The ALS Association helps patients and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with ALS by providing information, resources, and referrals to many sources, including a wide variety of community services.  The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter proudly serves all of those affected and living with ALS across Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. 

ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, in which a person's brain loses connection with the muscles. People with ALS lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe. This horrible disease has an average life expectancy of two to five years. 

People with ALS are aware of how precious every moment is. Please make a contribution to support those living with this devastating disease and help advance research in the fight against ALS. The money raised on Colorado Gives Day stays within Colorado, to help The Rocky Mountain Chapter continue to offer our free services to those affected by ALS. Every dollar counts in the fight to defeat ALS.



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.

Background Statement

The Rocky Mountain Chapter was founded in 1991 when a group of ALS patients, their families and other concerned citizens formed an organization to provide services and support to those citizens in Colorado afflicted with ALS. Until that date, there were few resources available in the metro Denver area to support ALS patients, their families and caregivers.

Between 1991 and 1996, The Rocky Mountain Chapter's volunteers acted as volunteer staff for the organization that worked to organize ALS Support Group meetings and ran a variety of special events to fund the purchase of much-needed medical equipment for ALS patients.

With the hopes of informing the ALS community about the activities of the Chapter and educating others on the disease, in general, this volunteer group began publishing a newsletter entitled The Voice in 1993.

A monthly e-Newsletter serves as one of the primary means by which the RMC staff and Board of Directors disseminates information to its members. The other primary means by which RMC disseminates information is through the Chapter's website at

In 1997, the local Chapter affiliated with The ALS Association and joined a national network of professionals who would work in tandem to provide greater services to the ALS community and would also agree to allocate financial support to fund ALS-specific research.

Organization Data


Organization name

ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter

other names

ALSA, Rocky Mountain Chapter of The ALS Association

Year Established



Health Care


10855 Dover Street Suite 500
Westminster, CO 80021

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Fort Collins, CO, US










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