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Fox 11: Ice Bucket Challenge
August 16, 2018

Spotlight On .. Rahul Desikan: ALS Researcher Living with ALS Continues to Work Toward a Cure
August 10, 2018

The Mercury News: 49ers announce statues for Dwight Clark and Joe Montana
August 8, 2018

LA Times: Startling jump in NFL player claims for Parkinson's and ALS pushes payout projections past 65-year total in 18 months
August 8, 2018

49ers Honor Dwight Clark and Unveil Season-long Plans to Commemorate the Man that Made “The Catch”
August 8, 2018

SF Chronicle: 49ers to unveil statues of Dwight Clark, Joe Montana
August 8, 2018

ESPN: 49ers to honor Dwight Clark with statue, helmet decal
August 8, 2018

NFL: 49ers to honor Dwight Clark with statue of 'The Catch'
August 8, 2018

NBC Sports: 49ers reveal plans to honor Dwight Clark
August 8, 2018

NBC Sports: Friends and family gather to celebrate Dwight Clark's life
August 8, 2018

NBC Sports: "Letters to 87' trailer of new documentary
August 8, 2018

Papa Murphy’s Bay Area & The ALS Association Golden West Chapter "Every Drop Adds Up" Fundraiser
August 3, 2018

Sportsology: San Francisco Legends Take On ALS DVD Is Unique
August 2, 2018

USA TODAY: Father dying of ALS buys $100K ad to help Democrat in Ohio midterm
August 2, 2018

USC News: The USC scientist who aims to beat ALS, and the patients cheering him on
August 2, 2018

NBC Sports: Family, friends and 49ers honor the late Dwight Clark
August 2, 2018

SI: Watch: Joe Montana and Other 49ers Legends Reflect on Dwight Clark at Memorial Service
August 2, 2018

The Mercury News: Eddie DeBartolo remembers Dwight Clark: Here's what he had to say
August 1, 2018

The Mercury News: One final Montana-to-Clark moment: 'Catch' you on the other side'
August 1, 2018

SF Gate: Dwight Clark tribute: 49ers family gathers to celebrate a life
August 1, 2018

ABC: Daughter remembers 49ers legend Dwight Clark at memorial in San Francisco
August 1, 2018

ABC: 49ers' Brent Jones remembers Dwight Clark at private memorial service in San Francisco
August 1, 2018

ABC: Eddie DeBartolo gives eulogy at Dwight Clark memorial in San Francisco
August 1, 2018

CBS: Montana Throws One Final Pass To Dwight Clark
August 1, 2018

NBC: Remembering Dwight Clark: Teammates, Dignitaries Pay Tribute to 49ers Great
August 1, 2018

PHILLY Inquirer: Dying from ALS, Ady Barkan will save U.S. democracy if it's the last thing he does
July 31. 2018

KWY NEWS RADIO: Activist brings progressive 'Be A Hero' campaign to Philly City Hall
July 31, 2018

NBC LA: Santa Barbara Father With ALS Traveling Country to Advocate for Health Care
July 31, 2018

Team Challenge ALS Representing Community in Quest for $2 Million Basketball Championship
July 27, 2018

Fox11- Good Day LA: Veteran Glendale firefighter and wife discuss ALS diagnosis, upcoming walk and more
July 26, 2018

Thousand Oaks Acorn: No Ordinary Ride
July 26, 2018

Huffington Post: Dying Progressive Activist Films Ad For Ohio Democrat In Close Election
July 25, 2018

Good Day Sacramento: Falling In Love With Baseball
July 24, 2018

The Mercury News: Documentary made in 1990 comes to life after death of Dwight Clark
July 24, 2018

Announcement of Cytokinetics Facebook Live Series
July 19, 2018

Thousand Oaks Acorn: Ride to Defeat ALS will roll through Newbury Park
July 19, 2018

People: Royal Throwback! Watch Meghan Markle Get Soaked While Taking Part in the Ice Bucket Challenge
July 18, 2018

NBC Chicago: ALS Patient, Activist Ady Barkan Lobbies for Health Care
July 17, 2018

Ever Wonder What All Is Said When Football Players Huddle?
July 17, 2018 

Emmy/Golden Globe Nominated Actor Rob Morrow and noted guitarist Carlos Calvo to perform at the Inaugural SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS
July 16, 2017 

Spotlight On ... Niall and Dawn Foley
July 15, 2018


Community invited to the Inaugural SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS
July 1, 2018

Brain and Life: Supporting Role - Actor Courtney B. Vance cared for his mother after she developed ALS...
June 20, 2018

Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement on Court Temporarily Reinstating California’s End of Life Option Act
June 15, 2018

The Mercury News: Upon Further Review: NFL will assist 49ers-focused film for ALS awareness
June 19, 2018

The Washington Post: Devastated by ALS, trying to save others
June 13, 2018

Pacific Sun: Music: The Voice
June 13, 2018

THE MERCURY NEWS: Did football kill Dwight Clark? What science is telling us about the ALS connection
June 6, 2018

CIRM: A Cowboys Fan’s Take on The Catch and Dwight Clark’s Passing Due to ALS
June 5, 2018

CBS BAY AREA: San Francisco 49ers Great Dwight Clark Dies From ALS
June 4, 2018

KTVU FOX 2: The late 49er Dwight Clark: A hero in the ALS community
June 4, 2018

ABC 7 BAY AREA: 49ers great Dwight Clark dies at 61 after battle with ALS
June 4, 2018

NBC BAY AREA: 49ers great Dwight Clark dies at 61 after battle with ALS
June 4, 2018

KTVU FOX 2: 49ers legend Dwight Clark dies after battle with ALS
June 4, 2018

Spotlight On ... Richard Stacy - Life Is An Adventure
May 31, 2018

Spotlight On ... Chris Mavraedis - The Natural
May 25, 2018

Spotlight On ... Peggy Chun - Best. Life. Ever.
May 17, 2018

Spotlight On ... Jon Huntley - Pockets of Joy
May 9, 2018

Bakersfield Now: Technology Helps ALS Patients Preserve Their Voice
May 9, 2018

Spotlight On ... Bernie Dalton - A Musical Legacy of Love
May 4, 2018

Globe News Wire: Cytokinetics and The ALS Association Renew Partnership to Advance the Fight Against ALS
May 2, 2018

THR: Naked Nutrition Aligns With Team Nanci In Fight to Cure ALS
April 18, 2018

Press Release: ALS-Stricken Aspiring Songwriter Bernie Dalton Collaborates With SF Singer Essence In Support of May - ALS Awareness Month
April 10, 2018

New Times SLO: ALS Hasn't Stopped Devin Ward from Contributing Towards a Cure
March 29, 2018

Fox11News: ALS Marathon Run 5am PKG
March 16, 2018

Globe Newswire: Naked Nutrition Launches New Matcha Protein Powders in Conjunction With ALS Association Partnership
March 12, 2018

The Daily Beast: How Has Stephen Hawking Beat the Odds Against ALS?
February 28, 2018

WHYY: New Jersey Camp for Family of ALS Patients Expands to Five States
February 26, 2018

Bioscience: ALS Mystery Unlocked in Mouse Study
February 20, 2018

THR: How Nanci Ryder's ALS Fight Sparked a Medical Breakthrough
February 20, 2018

PR Newswire: Researchers Demonstrate Therapeutic Antibodies Stabilize Nerve-Muscle Synapses
February 20, 2018

ALS News TODAY: Extension of US Law Ensures Funding of Speech-Generating Devices
February 15, 2018

USC News: Why Nerve Cells Die in ALS and Some Dementia Cases
February 5, 2018

MSNBC: Health Care Activist Ady Barkan Slams GOP After House Approves Tax Bill
January 31, 2018

CNN: Man with ALS to Senator: "You Can Save My Life"
January 31, 2018

SF Chronicle: A's Stephen Piscotty helps mom cope with ALS
January 25, 2018

The 8th Annual California ALS Research Summit
January 19, 2018

Loma Linda is California's 7th ALS Association Treatment Center of Excellence
January 17, 2018

NPR: Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill
January 17, 2018

Award-Winning Playwright’s “The Voice Bank” is One-Woman Show about Fight to Keep Speaking with ALS
January 5, 2018

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Commitments
January 1, 2018



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2014-People Magazine-LA Walk & Team Nanci



Videos- General:

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

The ALS Nation (1:20)



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

PSAs and Videos- Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS:

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

PSA's and Videos- Walks: