To the editor of THE EAGLE:
A number of my friends who are aware that I work for the Massachusetts chapter of the ALS Association have asked where they should send contributions if they are participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge! It has been exciting to see the videos on Facebook and see my Berkshire County friends getting into the spirit of this amazing phenomenon.
The Massachusetts chapter serves the entire commonwealth, and many people probably don’t know that there is an excellent ALS Clinic at Baystate in Springfield. We staff that clinic as well as several others across the state, as well as providing patient support for health insurance counseling, durable medical equipment and family caregiver support.
For information on donating to support these services contact the ALS Association- Ma. chapter at 315 Norwood Park South, Norwood Ma. 02062 or donate online at www.als-ma.org
We are humbled by the outpouring (pun intended!) of public support and look forward to working with patients and families across the Commonwealth to #StrikeOutALS.
The writer is Care Services Coordinator, ALS Association- MA Chapter.