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What is ALS

What is ALS?
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.
What is ALS?

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

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Our Mission
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
The Golden West Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones in 31 counties throughout California and the state of Hawaii. Everything we do advances the search for effective treatments and a cure for ALS.
Get Involved With Us!
There are many opportunities for you to help create a world without ALS by getting involved with the Golden West Chapter. Attend our support groups and educational events to learn important information. Find out about our many upcoming community outreach events. Make connections with others facing ALS. Help raise awareness and funds to support the ALS community that we serve. Take part in the way that best suits YOU!

Calendar of Activities and Events

There is always something going on at the Golden West Chapter. Please check out our calendar to see what is happening this month and to save the date for future activities and events. From our monthly support groups to our community outreach events, there are many opportunities for you and your family to connect with us.

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Walk to Defeat ALS

Our Walk to Defeat ALSŪ events are held between April and November throughout the Golden West Chapter's service area. These annual community outreach events are critical components of the Chapter’s care services, fundraising, and public awareness efforts in the fight against ALS. They are an opportunity to come together and honor people with ALS and their families, learn important information, and to show your support for the ALS community.

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Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk

The Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is the largest cycling event in the country supporting the ALS community. We offer multiple routes for every level of rider, as well as a walk through the picturesque grounds at the Yountville Veterans Home. You can count on support from start to finish with rest stops, SAG vehicles, and route monitors. Participants are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities including a live band, a delicious BBQ lunch, and more. Help put the brakes on ALS!

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Host your own event to support our Chapter

Using our online event tool, One Dollar Difference is an easy way to start fun and creative events to help raise funds on behalf of the Golden West Chapter. You can help support the ALS community and create a custom web page to promote your fundraiser anytime and anywhere! So go ahead and run a marathon, host a local community event, or donate your birthday to raise funds and help create a world without ALS.

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Celebrate a Loved One with ALS

Pay tribute to a friend or loved one affected by ALS by joining our Community of Hope. You can create a personalized web page, including photos and video, to share their story with your supporters and establish a lasting legacy in honor or memory of someone special's battle with ALS. It's quick and easy to get started, and we're here to help every step of the way!

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Golden West Chapter Resources

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, navigating your journey with the disease, caring for a person with ALS, or researching the cure, there are resources to support you.

Let us help you and your family cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS.

For People with ALS

Learn about our grant program, upcoming scientific meetings, and opportunities to collaborate.

For Researchers

Caring for someone with ALS can be challenging. We offer resources and support to help.

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You Can Help Create A World Without ALS

Your gift will help The ALS Association Golden West Chapter support research to find treatments and cures for ALS, provide much-needed services to people with ALS and their families, and fund important public policy initiatives on behalf of the ALS commmunity. By becoming a part of the Golden West Chapter and making your gift today, you will help provide help and hope to thousands of people affected by ALS.