PORTLAND, Ore. (May 25, 2022) – Tonkon Torp partner Rocky Dallum has been elected to the National Board of Trustees for the ALS Association. The ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy.
In 2015, Dallum began working with the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The ALS Association to honor his mom, Ilene “Mike” Dallum, who he lost to ALS when he was just 20 years old. Speaking about the progression of his support of the Association he shared, “Initially, I organized fundraising with my family, then used my advocacy background while meeting with state and federal elected officials, and ultimately joined our chapter board to help guide the direction of the organization here in Oregon. I was honored that my colleagues nominated me to join the national board to ensure that the success of our local chapter can be replicated throughout the country.”
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages two to five years from the time of diagnosis.
Dallum is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group. His practice includes strategic counsel and direct advocacy for corporate and nonprofit clients engaging Oregon’s legislative and executive branches.
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