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Announcing exciting transition to ALS United Central & Southern Ohio

Columbus, OH – November 9, 2023 – The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its journey towards fulfilling its mission to help people with ALS and fund research for a cure for the devastating disease. After a year of remarkable growth and transformation, the organization is stepping forward as a fully independent nonprofit entity with a new name, ALS United Central & Southern Ohio.

This exciting change comes as part of a commitment to better serve the community of families affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 55 Ohio counties and beyond. Even as the organization’s name is changing and it is no longer affiliated with The ALS Association, its unwavering dedication to providing compassionate local care and support for those living with ALS remains unchanged.

Founded in 1983, ALS United Central & Southern Ohio remains steadfast in its mission to provide free local care services, advocate for those impacted by ALS, and fund research to find treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease.

ALS United Central & Southern Ohio’s community events that have become beloved traditions, such as ALS Walks and Lou Gehrig Day baseball games, will continue under their familiar spirit — now with new names. These events represent the organization’s enduring commitment to the local ALS community and our shared determination to make a difference. “We are immensely grateful for the support of our community, partners, and friends, and we look forward to an exciting future as ALS United Central & Southern Ohio,” said Executive Director Marlin Seymour.

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About ALS United Central & Southern Ohio: Formerly known as The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, the organization was founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit entity dedicated to providing comprehensive local care services, advocating for those living with ALS, and advancing research efforts to find treatments and a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). With a strong commitment to local support, ALS United Central & Southern Ohio strives to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by ALS in 55 Ohio counties and beyond. Learn more at

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