Our Impact in 2022

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 2022, a record number of people received  services—at no cost to them—because of your donations.

572

People with ALS Served

Care Services Successes

As we look back on 2022, ALS United Ohio continued the hybrid programs and services that fit our patient community during the pandemic 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 572 people with ALS through ongoing virtual support, equipment training, multidisciplinary treatment options, and financial reimbursement grants.

Grant Program

More than $208,653 was distributed in Quality of Life reimbursement grants to people living with ALS, for a wide array of disease-related expenses.

$208K

Distributed in grants

737

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 700 pieces of Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology devices. 

Support Groups and Education & Exchange

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

1,001

Support Group and Education & Exchange Participants

Where Are Your Donations Going?

.76 Cents of Every Dollar Raised Goes to Our Programs

121

Convenience items purchased for people with ALS

162

Active research projects worldwide

347

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

90

Children received a backpack with age-appropriate resources

1,620

Bereavement contacts made

18,350

People received the monthly Chapter email or print newsletters