ALS Association, based in Calabasas Hills, Calif., is a nonprofit health organization concentrating solely on finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALSA offers research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy. The association's multifaceted research program includes peer-reviewed investigator-initiated scientific studies, cure-directed ALSA-initiated research and scientific workshops focusing on supporting ALS researchers. Since 1991, the association has been awarded more than $30 million to fund research seeking to identify the cause, means of prevention, and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS Association-funded scientists are looking into more than 15 different research areas relevant to the disease. Additionally, it has a network of more than 38 chapters that offer a wide variety of coordinate services.