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The ALS Association Golden West Chapter
Proudly Serving 31 Counties throughout California and the state of Hawaii


Chapter News

Thank you for visiting our "In the News" section, a valuable resource for both the community and media professionals.  Be sure to register with our Chapter to receive our monthly "Connections" eNewsletter and receive regular clinical and scientific updates, advocacy updates and other highlights from The ALS Association and the Golden West Chapter. 

For any media inquires, please contact us at or 415-967-2572.

Our Recent Headlines

Ice Buckets of Fun in Hawaii
November 23, 2014

Beneteau USA features Golden West Chapter and Sailing for ALS
November 21, 2014 

Racing, Rainbows, and Ice Buckets  in support of the Golden West Chapter 
November 5, 2014

The ALS Charity Golf Classic tournament set for Monday
November 1, 2014


The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Gary Cooper for “Pride of the Yankees”
and for Raising International Awareness About ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Recent Clippings

2014-People Magazine-LA Walk & Team Nanci

Public Awareness Campaigns

"Matt Chaney is Living with ALS" (:60)
(:30,and :90 versions also available)

"10th Anniversary of the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS" (1:20)

Previous Headlines 

Our Community Walks to Defeat ALS
October 31, 2014

LA Times: Hollywood raises profile of ALS
October 23, 2014

The Morning Call: Two movies strive to depict ravages of ALS 
October 23, 2014

WebPro News: Renee Zellweger Helping to Fight ALS 

October 21, 2014

Daily Times: Reece, Renee Get Personal in Fights Against ALS
October 21, 2014

Access Hollywood: Stars Walk to Defeat ALS

October 20, 2014

Ace Showbiz: Reece Witherspoon & Renee Zellweger Join ALS Walk in LA
October 20, 2014

THR: Nanci Ryder Draws Huge Crowd at ALS Walk
October 20, 2014

Just Jared: Reece & Renee Join Team Nanci at ALS Walk 
October 20, 2014

Daily Express:Reece Witherspoon & Renee Zellweger Join ALS Walk
October 20, 2014

TV3: Witherspoon Devastated by Agent's ALS Diagnosis
October 20, 2014

ABC7: Live coverage from the LA Walk to Defeat ALS
October 19, 2014

CelebritySelfies: Emmy Rossum at the #ALS Walk
October 19, 2014
Thousands to take part in annual Los Angeles County Walk to Defeat ALS

October 17, 2014

Elyes Gabel joins the fight to Defeat ALS
Octocer 16, 2014

Publicist Nanci Ryder Reveals ALS Diagnosis: "I Have No Interest in Dying"
October 15, 2014

Mt. Diablo Recycling Raises $25k For ALS, Hosts Ice Bucket Challenge
Octocer 14, 2014

Queen of Pilates Mari Winsor announces her ALS Diagnosis
October 13, 2014 

PBN - 'Hawaii Five-O' actor joins hundreds at Honolulu ALS walk
September 9, 2014

The Garden Island - Broke Da ALS raises $15K
September 8, 2014

HSA - O'Loughlin joins hundreds at ALS walk
September 7, 2014

Pulse/HSA - O'Loughlin to participate in ALS benefit
September 4, 2014

HSA - ALS support slowly gains in isles
September 4, 2014

The Acorn - Ice Bucket Challenge comes to town
September 4, 2014

KSSK Perry & Price Speak with Fred Fisher and Lucy Wedemeyer
September 2, 2014

SJ Mercury News: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home For Pacifican
September 2, 2014

Ventura County Star - Frigid Cubes Bring ALS to Forefront
August 31, 2014

The Golden West Chapter Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!
August 12, 2014

Alex O'Loughlin from CBS's Hawaii 5-0 Joins the Fight Against ALS
August 12, 2014

Cytokientics issues a $25,000 Challenge to support Care Services
August 11, 2014

Strike Out Youth Tournament Turns 10/Featured Nationally on 
August 5, 2014

2014 Pacific Cup Victory for Thirsty and Sailing for ALS Crew
August 5, 2014

KSSK- Perry and Price
July 22, 2014

News Archives

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January 1 - June 30, 2014

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January 1 - December 31, 2013

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January 1 - December 31, 2012

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January 1 - December 31, 2011

I am Lou

Wayne Carter
November 9, 2012

Colin Campbell

September 6, 2012

Lynn Holmes
July 20, 2010 

Megan Mishork and Marilyn Silva

November 30, 2009

Clarence "Bully" Nakaahiki
December 5, 2008

We are Lou

Celeste Perry and the team at Clear Channel
September 6, 2013

Brian Zalewski and the members of LUCE
September 5, 2013

Robert Hammer
December 1, 2012

Heather Wajer
October 4, 2012

Team Cytokinetics

September 6, 2012l








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