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Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has been celebrated annually as a global day of giving back on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Fueled by the power of connection and collaboration, it is a global movement to inspire people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Since its inception, participation has grown to more than 145 countries and, in 2021, an estimated $2.7 billion was raised in the U.S. alone!

Giving back brings people together and empowers them to make a positive change in the lives of others. It is an opportunity for connection, kindness, and is essential to our well-being. This year, thanks to the generosity of Golden West Chapter Supporter, Tom Waldrop and his children, in loving memory of  wife and mother Linda Clegg Waldrop, all donations to the Golden West Chapter on Giving Tuesday will be matched, up to $6,000.

As a supporter of the Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association, please take a look at some other ways you can meaningfully participate to give help and hope to families facing ALS.

Thank you for your support on Tuesday, November 29!
It is only together that we will defeat ALS.


Help fuel vital programs and services by making your gift to the Golden West Chapter in support of the ALS community. Everything that we do supports the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS.

This year, all donations made on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $6,000! Your gift to the Golden West Chapter is tax-deductible, whether it is made online or through a donor advised fund, so please be generous this #GivingTuesday!

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You can also help raise ALS awareness and the opportunity to make a difference by spreading the word of your support on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the Golden West Chapter with the special link and use the tag @alsagoldenwest and hashtags #GivingTuesday and #ourALScommunity in your posts!



Become a recurring donor in support of our mission. You can also find out if your company is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor in support of our educational webinars or community outreach events, or offers matching gifts.

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If you are a participant in the Golden West Chapter's Walk and Ride to Defeat ALS events, you can raise funds for this year’s Giving Tuesday through your event participant center! From there, you can easily ask for support from your network and send emails asking for donations in support of families facing ALS! You can also give directly through your participant page or to our Walk to Defeat ALS or Ride to Defeat ALS websites!






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Every 90 Minutes, Help Raise ALS Awareness
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed or loses their battle to this fatal disease. Share facts about ALS in 90 minute intervals on your social media channels.


Send an Email
Reach out to your friends, family and colleagues with an email and ask them to support our ALS community and the Golden West Chapter. You can also include a link to a special message about this action guide!


Make a Video
Share your “why" -  your personal reasons for advancing the search for effective treatments and cures. Create and post a video about your involvement in the fight against ALS and send us a copy at

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Like and Share the Chapter’s Social Posts
We’ll be posting all day long on 11/29, every 90 minutes. Please share our Giving Tuesday posts on your social pages! Use the tag @alsagoldenwest and the hashtags #OurALSCommunity and #GivingTuesday!


Recruit Your Friends
Ask three friends to help raise ALS awareness and donate or match your Giving Tuesday gift to the Golden West Chapter.

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Get Creative
There are all sorts of ways to participate in this global day of giving - just email us at and we’ll help you brainstorm some ideas!