Get Involved With Advocacy in Pennsylvania

Advocacy in Harrisburg

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of The ALS Association are working together to seek funding and support from the state of Pennsylvania. With the help of Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-100), Rep. David Millard, Sen. Pat Vance, and other allies in Harrisburg, we have been working steadily toward this goal. In 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature approved a $300,000 line item for ALS patient services. Pennsylvania advocates have worked hard to continue this line item, which was extended and approved again in 2013 and 2014. Our goal in 2015 is to increase this line item to $500,000 and many lawmakers in Harrisburg have expressed support, but we need you to help contact local officials to share your stories and make a difference in funding patient care.

Over the course of the coming year, we must reach out to every legislator and request their support for this important effort. If you would like to receive regular email updates regarding these issues, or if you have any questions about this effort, please contact Tony Heyl at (215) 643-5434 or

Read the letter from Senator Pat Vance and her allies below and click here to view video of our press conference from April 21, 2015 at our State Advocacy Day.


Get involved with ALS Advocacy!

For more information about our Chapter's advocacy efforts, contact Tony Heyl at (215) 643-5434 or

Advocacy Materials for Download

"Become an ALS Advocate" Brochure
A document written by People with ALS on why they are involved with Advocacy

ALS Advocacy Delivers
Quick facts about the success of ALS Advocacy

ALS In the Military

ALS In Pennsylvania - Quick Facts

The Benefit of Supporting ALS Programs in Pennsylvania



The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

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