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Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins


Most ALS patients, averaging 55 years of age, do not live beyond five years after diagnosis. Through your tax-deductible ALS donation, we can improve the quality of patients' lives and work toward a cure.

Research in ALS, a disease where subtle things go awry at the gene or cell level, requires a great deal in the way of sophisticated technology and unusually skilled scientists. Donations through your ALS fundraising efforts, events, ALS memorial gifts and planned giving are essential to supporting accelerated ALS research being undertaken in labs all around the world. Such research is costly and government and corporate support of ALS is limited. Your help brings us closer to these important goals.

Online Donations

Making a gift to the Robert Packard Center ensures that our research will continue. Your donation is vital to our success. Donations can be made online or via direct mail. Click the link below to make your gift today!

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Event Giving

Did you that over half of our funding comes from individuals and organziations that host events on our behalf? Having an event is easy and the staff at the Packard Center is here to help. Give us a call to discuss ways in which you can host an event and raise awareness of the vital work that Packard investigators perform everyday.

Call SUZIE CONNELLY at 410-735-7677 or contact via email

Major & Planned Giving

There are many creative gift-planning strategies that may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible and, at the same time, create tax advantages for you. Planned or deferred gift options include bequests and gifts that can produce an income stream to you such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

443-287-7874 or contact via email

Honorary & Memorial Gifts

Celebrate the life of a loved one through honorary gifts or ALS memorial gifts. With your donation, you can provide us with the name of the person you are celebrating and we will notify that person directly or a family member about your gift of support toward ALS research. Checks may be sent to:

The Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 N. Broadway, Suite 731 Baltimore, MD 21205. Attn: Megan O'Shea. Call MEGAN o'SHEA AT 443-287-7874 OR contact via email

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5801 Smith Avenue, McAuley Suite 110,
Baltimore, Maryland 21209, USA