Several organizations which represent people with neurodegenerative diseases back ALS Awareness Month, observed in May, to support those with this condition and to raise funds for research into a cure. These include the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Association who host seminars and other activities throughout the United States, during May.
To coincide with ALS Awareness Month, the ALS Association has in more recent years run a campaign, 'ALS Across America'. Established in 2008, 'ALS Across America' aims to raise awareness about ALS by sharing with the media and public the experience people throughout the United States have with ALS. When we become aware of the plight of people with this serious disease, we are more likely to support them and the related organizations which work to find a cure.