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Serving Hawaii’s ALS Community

Everything we do at the Golden West Chapter advances the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS. The Chapter provides comprehensive and compassionate care services, free-of-charge, to people living with ALS and their loved ones on all of the islands in Hawaii. See some of the recent successes that were made possible by your support and learn more about what is happening in our community this year!

View our 2020 Virtual Walk to Defeat ALS Program and event pictures here.

Spotlight on: John Patterson and the 2020 Ohana Award

The 2020 Virtual Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS remembered Mary Patterson through the ‘Ohana Award this year. Mary and her husband John courageously battled her disease side by side and managed to still find joy along the way. Read our special Spotlight article and learn how Mary used her life to lift up others, and how John is continuing to fight ALS with the light Mary brought him. 




About the Golden West Chapter in Hawaii

Our world-class wraparound model of care includes: professional care management services, multidisciplinary ALS clinical care, monthly support groups and educational programs, loans of durable medical equipment and augmentative communication devices, and opportunities to participate in community outreach, advocacy, and awareness activities.

Our Golden West Chapter's Care Management and Community Outreach staff are available to help and support our ALS community throughout the Hawaiian islands:

Cindy Hatori, MS
Care Manager- Oahu, Big Island, Molokai

Nikki Franco, OTR
Care Manager- Maui

Redel Revette, MS, CCC-SLP
Care Manager- Kauai


Jennifer Schack
Regional Director of Community Outreach, Hawaii

Mc Hoover Negre
Equipment Program Assistant

We invite you to take part in our many upcoming online support groups and virtual events:



Please check back often as more activities are added to our calendar! Mahalo nui loa for your continued support of people living with ALS and their loved ones in Hawaii. It is only together that we will defeat ALS!