IMPORTANT UPDATE: The well being of the ALS community is always our top priority. With the developing news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Golden West Chapter is closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state, county and local public health agency mandates. We have suspended our in-person events and support groups through April and are transforming activities that were scheduled for May and beyond. As we continue to adapt to this evolving situation, we are guided by our Chapter’s high standards of accountability and transparency, and will continue to take action in the best interests of all. Please visit our website frequently to stay current on our response to COVID-19. The Golden West Chapter’s response during this pandemic in alignment with our mission and vision, but requires unexpected resources. Please help us continue to meet the needs of our ALS community.
Join us for the Virtual Sonoma County Walk on our Chapter social media channels!
Join us online for the first-ever virtual Sonoma County Walk to Defeat ALS on our Chapter social media channels!
Coronavirus and the ALS community
Watch Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN, Director of the Center for Restorative Neurology at Loma Linda Neurology and a member of the California ALS Research Network for a special 60-minute educational webinar.
Coronavirus and the ALS community
Watch Jeffrey Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, FAAN, Director of the Center for Restorative Neurology at Loma Linda Neurology and a member of the California ALS Research Network for a special 60-minute educational webinar
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.Mark Your Calendar
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.Find A Walk Near You
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!Learn More
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.Get Started
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!Learn More
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More Ways to Give
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.For Caregivers
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