For the Media

For any media inquiries, please contact us at or call our media hotline 415-967-2572. The goal of this page is to serve as a dedicated resource site for news media and journalists. This site is an essential information link for members of the news media who are developing stories about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the work of the ALS Network.

The ALS Network's Communications Department assists the media in reporting on the many dimensions of ALS by coordinating interviews with an array of experts in research, patient care, advocacy and public awareness and by providing information about the disease and work of the organization in a timely manner that is sensitive to breaking news and deadlines.

Our communications department is designed as a central access point for the media, with links to key areas available on our website. The site provides the latest news releases and a searchable news archive for previously-released material.

Media Contact Information

Please email or call us with any requests for interviews at or 415-967-2572.

Recent Press Releases: 


ALS Golden West to honor Fred Fisher with the Essey Lifetime Achievement Award

2024 Champions Honorees Announcment Aaron Lazar

ALS Golden West to honor Aaron Lazar with the Essey Spotlight Award


Community Gathers for the 2023 Kern County Walk to Defeat ALS® Kickoff and Movie Night,
Featuring a Special Screening of a PBS Documentary Featuring Charlie Wren

2011 CA ALSResearch Network

The Golden West Chapter to honor the California ALS Research Network with the Essey Commitment to Cures Award

Merz Family(2)

The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association to honor Jeremy Merz as the Dean and Kathleen Rasmussen Advocate of the Year

Champion For Cures And Care

The Golden West Chapter to honor champions in the search for treatments and cures for ALS