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Golden West Chapter News

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The Hollywood Reporter: Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox Pose with Nanci Ryder for Brain & Life Magazine
April 2, 2020

Brain & Life: Inside Nanci Ryder's Battle with ALS
April 2020

People: Star Trek's Kenneth Mitchell Opens Up About Continuing His Acting Career After ALS Diagnosis
March 19, 2020

Daily Star Trek News: Star Trek: Discovery's Kenneth Mitchell on Telling His Children About ALS Diagnosis: " I Want to Be Strong for Them"
March 18, 2020

LA Weekly: [Postponed] Kim Shattuck's Music Lives On with Tribute Concert
March 11, 2020

Star Advertiser: Mike Izon ALS Awareness Benefit Concert at Artistry Honolulu
March 10, 2020

Daily Star Trek News: Kenneth Mitchell Appears on Star Trek: The Cruise; First Outing Since Revealing ALS Diagnosis
March 9, 2020

Open Line: Tami Heide interviews with Melanie Vammen about singer/guitarist Kim Shattuck and Team Shattuck Benefit Concert
March 8, 2020

People: Star Trek: Discovery's Kenneth Mitchell Reveals ALS Diagnosis: 'I Can't Hide it Anymore'
February 28, 2020

Entertainment Tonight: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Actor Kenneth Mitchell Opens Up About His ALS Diagnosis
February 28, 2020

The Hollywood Reporter: Renée Zellweger Makes First Post-Oscars Appearance to Accept Courage Award and Honor Nanci Ryder
February 28, 2020

Chabad: #TefillinforYitzi Honoring Rabbi with ALS Now an International Tradition
February 22, 2020

NBC Sports: How Stephen Piscotty is Carrying Mother's Torch by Trying to Defeat ALS
February 20, 2020

Oscar Go: Watch Renée Zellweger Oscars 2020 Speech for Best Actress
February 9, 2020

New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints Legend Steve Gleason Receives Congressional Gold Medal
January 15, 2020

PREVIOUS HEADLINES (through 12/30/2019)

Vents Magazine: The Coolies Raise Over $15,000 for ALS Research
December 11, 2019

InStyle: Need a Gift For a Guy in Your Life? Adam Scott Has Four Great Ideas
December 10, 2019

Massachusetts General Hospital: Inaugural Mass General Hospital HEALEY Center International Prize for Innovation in ALS Awarded at 2019 MND Meeting in Perth, Australia
December 6, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle: A's Piscotty Part of Baseball's ALS Charity Auction
December 9, 2019

UCSF: Weill Neurohub Will Unite UCSF, UC Berkeley, U. of Washington to Find New Treatments for Brain Diseases
November 12, 2019

Spotlight on...Kathy Beallo: A Caregiver Creating a Legacy of Service and Support
November 9, 2019

FOX 11: 2019 ALS Walk Featuring Renée Zellweger, Courteney Cox, Adam Scott
November 4, 2019

Hollywood Reporter: Adam Scott Joins Fight Against ALS Alongside Renée Zellweger, Courteney Cox at Charity Walk
November 3, 2019

KITV4: Aging Well: Waikele Woman With ALS Works to Help Others With the Disease
November 2, 2019

Launch of New Regional Satellite Clinic Noted ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence Celebrates 20 Years of Progress Fueled by the Central Valley Walk to Defeat ALS
October 23, 2019

Now This News: Joe Biden Hasn't Met with Terminally Ill Activist Ady Barkan
October 2, 2019

Billboard: The Muff's Frontwoman Kim Shattuck Dies at 56
October 2, 2019

Rolling Stone: Kim Shattuck, Muffs Founder and Singer, Dead at 56
October 2, 2019

Pitchfork: The Muff's Kim Shattuck Remembered by Green Day, Pixies, Veruca Salt, Waxahatchee, More
October 2, 2019

The Wrap: Kim Shattuck, Lead Singer and Songwriter for The Muffs, Dies at 56
October 2, 2019

The Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS Raises $1 Million
September 24, 2019

The New York Times: Ady Barkan Won't Let Dying Stop His Activism
September 19, 2019

People: Dad and Activist Can't Hold His Son Anymore Due to ALS — but He's Not Going to Stop Fighting Yet
September 19, 2019

Now This: Julián Castro Discusses the Future of Health Care with Ady Barkan
September 17, 2019

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. as a Champion in the Search for Treatments and Cures for ALS
September 16, 2019

Community Invited to the 15th Annual Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Support the Search for Effective Treatments and Cures for ALS
September 13, 2019

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Fred Noteware as a Champion in the Fight Against ALS
September 11, 2019

ALS Has Paralyzed His Body. Activism. His Family and Love Are Keeping Him Resilient
September 9, 2019

Time: How My Dying Body Could Help Give Yours a Future
September 9, 2019

Community Invited to Join the 7th annual Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 14, 2019 to Support the Search for Effective Treaments and Cures
September 9, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube: Jimmy Kimmel Live's Fight Against ALS
September 5, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Raising Money for ALS Research After Staffer Diagnosed
September 5, 2019

Medicare for All Activist with ALS Ady Barkan on Why He Advocates: 'It Gives Me a Reason to Get Up Every Day'
September 4, 2019

Now This YouTube: Bernie Sanders Discusses Fight for Health Care Justice With Ady Barkan
September 3, 2019

Now This Youtube: Cory Booker Faces Blunt Health Care Questions From Ady Barkan
September 3, 2019

InMenlo: Menlo School Water Polo does #ALSBucketChallenge in Support of M-A Parent
September 3, 2019

An Important Annnouncement About Former Chapter Board Member, Rusty Selix
August 29, 2019

Now This YouTube: Trailer: Uncovered with Ady Barkan
August 28, 2019

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Superior Mobility with the 2019 Community Champion Award at the 17th annual Ventura-Santa Barbara Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 6, 2019
August 28, 2019

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Dean Hartman with 2019 Walk Hero Award at the 17th Annual Ventura-Santa Barbara County Walk to Defeat ALS® on Sunday, October 6, 2019
August 28, 2019

SF Examiner: Supercomputers and a Cure: A's ALS Awareness Day Takes a Leap
August 21, 2019

The Silicon Valley Voice: 49ers Honor Number 87, Dwight Clark on 8/7
August 9, 2019

WBUR: Team Challenge ALS: Friendship and a $2 Million Basketball Tournament
August 9, 2019

ABC News: Great Strides in ALS Research 5 Years After Ice Bucket Challenge Broke the Internet
August 8, 2019

The San Francisco Examiner: Niners Host ALS Patients for Dwight Clark Celebration
August 7, 2019

KPIX 5: 49ers Host Dwight Clark Day at Levi's Stadium
August 7, 2019

FOX 2: Dwight Clark Day at 49ers Training Camp Commemorates 'The Catch'
August 7, 2019

LA Weekly: Uh Oh - Pandoras and Muffs Return In The Coolies
August 1, 2019

Niners Nation: 49ers to Host "Dwight Clark Day" on 8/7 During Opening Training Camp Practice
August 1, 2019

For other news and articles from this year, please visit our archives.


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: