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Equip, encourage, and empower people living with ALS

Until ALS research comes through, YOU can improve quality of life for ALS families

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Living with ALS can cost families up to $200,000 per year or more

What does your donation do for ALS families?

Your contribution can give the gift of care to an ALS family in need:

  • $10 will cover the cost of a gait belt so someone with ALS can move and transfer more safely.
  • $25 will pay for one hour of medical care and education for a family touched by ALS.
  • $50 will pay for in-home care so a family caregiver can attend their own doctor appointment.
  • $150 will pay for a day of care so a caregiver can go to work.
  • $250 will purchase a transfer bench or shower chair which can be repurposed for others with ALS.
  • $300 - $500 will pay for an additional battery for a breathing machine not covered by standard insurance.
  • $1,000 will pay the out-of-pocket costs for a communication device controlled by the eyes so the person with ALS can continue to communicate with their loved ones, friends and colleagues.

The Brigance Brigade Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization and contributions of gifts may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. Always consult your tax professional.

Founded by #57 former champion football player, O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, Brigance Brigade Foundation is a public, nonprofit charity with a 13-person board of directors at its helm. We equip, encourage and empower those battling ALS with resource guidance, support services, and access to medical equipment and care not covered by insurance.

Workplace Giving through the United Way, Community Health Charities and more…

The Brigance Brigade Foundation is a member of the Combined Health Charities of Maryland (CHCMD)! We are participating in Worksite Giving Programs throughout the State of Maryland and beyond. If you are interested in contributing to one of the campaigns listed below and would like to designate your gift to the Brigance Brigade Foundation, please see our designation number(s) for that particular campaign:

  • United Way of Central Maryland Campaign: 3436
  • Our designation number in the Eastern Shore, Western Maryland and Southern Maryland Campaigns: 88
  • Combined Community Charities Campaign number in Frederick: 0573
  • Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign: 37713
  • United Way of Cecil County Federation number: 51261
  • Maryland Charity Campaign number/ EIN: 45-4718969
Brigance Brigade Foundation EIN: 45-4718969
Thank you!