The mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation is to improve the quality of life for PALS and their families by providing access to support services, needed equipment and resource guidance.
Following his diagnosis of ALS in 2007, former NFL champion and current Baltimore Ravens executive O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda created the Brigance Brigade Foundation to equip, encourage, and empower people living with ALS. Fast forward 15 years, the Brigance Brigade has helped hundreds of families and built a tight-knit community throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
There are many organizations doing incredible work towards finding a cure for ALS. But until a cure is found, we are dedicated to increasing access to caregiving services, equipment, and in-home accessibility for people living with ALS.
Because of generous donors like YOU, we are able to provide financial help to offset some of the staggering costs associated with ALS.
PALS and their caregivers (CALS) are not fighting alone! The Brigance Brigade Foundation is also committed to programming that supports the mental, physical, and emotional health of ALS caregivers.
Your contributions are vital in funding our programs and helping to realize OJ & Chanda Brigance’s vision–to equip, encourage, and empower people living with ALS.
It is the understanding of this need that fuels the Brigance Brigade Foundation.
The Brigance Brigade Foundation directly serves ALS families with access to critical financial grants and equipment not covered by insurance. While we are proud to have helped hundreds of families, it’s never enough. Out-of-pocket costs can be upwards of $200,000 annually and over 31,000 people are currently living with the disease in the U.S.
Each gift you make helps the Brigance Brigade Foundation live our critical mission and provide resources, care, equipment, and more to families in need.