MALS mission

Our Mission

The National MALS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing hope and support (body, mind and spirit) to those suffering from the debilitating symptoms of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Research within the clinical and mainstream communities.  

We have a keen vision to see a future in which:

  • MALS patients receive a timely diagnosis and comprehensive, supportive medical care;

  • medical training involves new research provided to better understand this multifactorial disease; and

  • a partnership of trust builds between the MALS patient and medical communities.

Maximum Investment of Your Donations

Every dollar donated to the National MALS Foundation goes directly to sustain our work of supporting patients and educating clinicians. We have no paid staff. But we do have essential annual expenses such as maintaining this website. And, we do have a bold vision for what we can accomplish in the future, such as funding for ongoing research and creating an international conference that will bring together vascular experts and clinicians from other related fields.

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Help us with our mission today AND help us dream big for tomorrow. Help us bring awareness and quicker diagnosis to countless patients around the world.

If you’d like to mail a donation, please send a check to National MALS Foundation, P.O. Box 1292, Dedham, MA 02027.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


P.O. Box 1292

Dedham, MA 02027

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Copyright ©2020 National Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. National MALS Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please note that the National MALS Foundation provides the information on this website for the benefit of the MALS patient and clinician community. National MALS Foundation is not a medical provider or health care facility and thus can neither diagnose MALS nor endorse or recommend any specific medical treatments. Patients must rely on the personal and individualized medical advice of their qualified health care professionals before they seek any information related to MALS diagnosis and treatment.