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Sydney Caroll

May 12, 2020

The $6 Challenge Example! Youth Action participant Sydney Carroll donated the few dollars she had in her piggy bank towards fighting ALS and asked that others do the same. Today,…

Our tribute to Mari Winsor: Fitness icon, powerful ALS advocate, and a dear friend

April 30, 2020

Mari Winsor, an internationally renowned fitness legend who was widely credited with popularizing Pilates and making this once obscure workout accessible to the public, died peacefully at her home surrounded…

ALS 101 – Educational Video Series

March 6, 2020

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is proud to introduce a new educational series, entitled ALS 101 that is intended to serve as a comprehensive overview about the disease. Our…

Star’ Trek: Discovery’ ‘s Kenneth Mitchell Reveals ALS Diagnosis: ‘I Can’t Hide It Anymore’

February 28, 2020

Kenneth Mitchell has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a debilitating neurological disease that slowly takes away a person’s ability to control his or her muscles. In an…

Nanci Ryder, a renown Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations, was diagnosed with ALS in 2014

February 20, 2019

Nanci Ryder, a renown Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations, was diagnosed with ALS in 2014. From then on, she worked tirelessly to raise public awareness, and to…

A Sad Update About Our #VoiceYourLove Ambassador, Ryan Farnsworth

February 19, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Ryan Farnsworth, whose story is featured as a part of our #VoiceYouLove campaign, died Tuesday evening surrounded by his…

Spotlight On…Rusty Selix Healthcare and ALS Advocate

November 7, 2018

“Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go.”– from “Uncle John’s Band” by the Grateful Dead.  Throughout his life, Russell “Rusty” Selix has been told by…

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to Honor Nanci Ryder with 2018 Walk Hero Award at the 16th Annual Los Angeles County Walk to Defeat ALS® on Sunday, November 4

September 1, 2018

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is proud to announce that Nanci Ryder will be the recipient of the 2018 Walk Hero Award at the 16th annual Los Angeles County…

Spotlight On … Niall and Dawn Foley

July 15, 2018

Hero is the word that springs to mind when one thinks of a firefighter. They are ordinary people with extraordinary courage, whose lives revolve around helping others while confronting their…