Our Impact in 2023

Donor generosity has made life better for people living with ALS and their families throughout Ohio! The number of people diagnosed with ALS continues to increase each year, and these people and families are thankful that you are there for them. In fiscal 2023, a record number of people received  services—at no cost to them—because of your donations.


People with ALS Served

Care Services Successes

As we look back on 2023, ALS United Ohio continued the programs and services that fit our patient community while also exploring opportunities to expand. Not only did our programmatic options increase, offering a rich and robust selection of educational workshops and support groups, but our team continued working around the clock through virtual platforms to keep the lines of communication open. We provided continuity of care to 621 people with ALS through ongoing support, equipment training, multidisciplinary treatment options, and financial reimbursement grants.

Grant Program

More than $216,334 was distributed in Quality of Life reimbursement grants to people living with ALS, for a wide array of disease-related expenses.


Distributed in grants


Pieces of Durable Medical Equipment Loaned

Equipment Loans

Our organization provides short-term and extended loans of recommended Durable Medical equipment and Assistive Technology to individuals with ALS. Access to loaned equipment may be necessary because of delays in the acquisition, or some items may not be covered by insurance. In either circumstance, the Equipment Loan Program provides equipment at no cost to the recipient or family. Last year, we loaned more than 570 pieces of Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology devices. 

Support Groups and Education & Exchange

Last year, nearly a thousand members of the ALS community gathered online and in-person for group education and support opportunities.


Support Group and Education & Exchange Participants

Where Are Your Donations Going?

.76 Cents of Every Dollar Raised Goes to Our Programs


AdaptAbility items purchased for people with ALS


Active research projects worldwide


Patients received care and clinical management of ALS through one of our two multidisciplinary centers


Children received a backpack with age-appropriate resources


Bereavement contacts made


People received the monthly Chapter email or print newsletters