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The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter


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Our Chapter offers a full range of services to guide and assist you as you learn more about ALS, we call this our ALS Life Pathway.

Scroll down for a quick overview or use the links. And please use the navigation panel on the left to find pertinent information for people who are newly diagnosed, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare workers. Our staff is available Monday through Friday to answer any questions you may have. Contact Us

People newly diagnosed may find this video helpful. But don't rely on the video alone. Call us. We are here to help you on your journey. You are not alone.

Support Groups • Home Visits • Join the ALS Registry • Events Calendar 
Augmentative Communications Loan Locker Disaster Preparedness

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Please join us at workshops in your area. Below are upcoming workshops, please see our events calendar to RSVP or for more details.

Questions? Contact Chris Johnson at (425) 656-1650 or at


Practical Solutions Meet & Greet - Tacoma, WA Practical Solutions Meet & Greet - Anchorage, AK
A Workshop Designed for people with ALS, their Caregivers and Healthcare Providers

Please join us to engage mindfulness, forge meaning and to discover practical solutions for everyday ALS concerns.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: University of Puget Sound
Weyerhauser Hall
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416 

Click here to RSVP for this event or call Caryn at (253) 909.2131.


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We're looking forward to you joining us in Achroage, AK on Saturday, August 29, 2015

More details to follow. For more information on events, please click here to view our Chapter Events Calendar.

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Support Groups
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Support Groups provide a safe environment to learn more about ALS, share tips on living with ALS and meet people who will accompany you on the journey. We offer support groups for patients as well as groups for caregivers. Visit our Support Group page for a complete list of places and times, or view our Chapter Event Calendar.

Home Visits
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Many questions about successfully living with ALS can be answered by a visit with one of our Care Services Staff. To schedule a home visit, please call:
  • Lisa Schoonover at 509-834-0433 for Central Washington and Montana. Toll Free: 866-236-7442
  • Oliver Ross at 888-943-3024 for Alaska, 360-733-5222 for North Sound Region
  • NaDean Watkins at 877-201-3610 for Spokane and Idaho
  • Anne Eichmeyer at 206-909-2131 for King County
  • Caryn Wise at 253-254-8909 for South Sound and Olympic Peninsula 
National Registry
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ALS Registry
If you have ALS, please sign up!
"The goal of the National ALS Registry is to collect information to help scientists learn more about ALS.To get the best information, it is important to get as many PALS as possible to take part."  The National Registry is an important and valuable tool for researchers, scientists and other specialists in the field. Help us help you!
Once you've signed the Registry, your local care services team would like to know! Please fill out this quick survey. 
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 Vans for Sale
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 Vans for Sale
We can't guarantee to sell it, but we do provide another place besides craigslist to post a picture of your wheelchair accessible van. Or maybe you need a van? Click on the van for more info.
Augmentative Communication
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Family using Dynavox
Loans of speech generating devices are available. For more information please contact Anne Eichmeyer at 206-909-2131
Durable Medical Equipment Loans
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 Collapsible wheelchair
Durable Medical Equipment can be very expensive. So before you buy, check to see if we have it!  The Evergreen Chapter has equipment to loan FREE OF CHARGE to ALS patients. To inquire about available equipment please call
866.786.7257 or your local Care Services Coordinator:
  • Anne Eichmeyer at 206-909-2131 for Seattle Metro, King County Region
  • Caryn Wise at 253-254-8909 for South Sound, Olympic Peninsula
  • Lisa Schoonover at 509-834-0433 for Central WA and Montana.Toll free: 866-236-7442
  • Oliver Ross: 360-733-5222 for the North Sound Region and 888-943-3024 for Alaska
  • Nadean Watkins at 877-201-3610 for Eastern WA and Idaho
Emergencies/Disaster Preparedness
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We encourage everyone to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Our PALS and families need to take specific precautions that will ensure calm heads prevail if a disaster occurs. Please follow the links below to webpages that spell out in detail every possible thing you can do to be prepared.
Evergreen Chapter Disaster Plan
John P. Wicks Manual
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A compendium of tips with photos compiled by board member and former caregiver John Wicks.
John P Wicks ALS Manual

Quick Links

Join the Community of Hope to honor your loved one. Read and/or download the flyer we created before you begin.
NEALS Consortium Research Blog Once or twice a month, this research blog updates with informative, well-written posts on a variety of subjects.
Wish List on Pinterest Local Care Coordinators
have a wish list. If you have an item you can donate, let them know!
Good news for our Vets 100% Compensation!
Free Prescription Drug Card The Washington Drug Card
is accepted at over 50,000 regional and national pharmacies, and offers savings of up to 75%
on an open formulary of medications

Webex Conference Recording

Home & Van Modification Recording 

Lots of useful information

ALS Gene Study

Ongoing research: Still seeking individuals to participate in an important study to find the causes of sporadic and familial ALS.
 Aloha, Dragonfly View photos from 
Lynn's Camp (on flickr)



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