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2023 Our ALS Community Stories

December 31, 2023

Thank you for your strong support of the ALS community this year. You are the reason that ALS Golden West serves more people living with ALS than ever, raises greater awareness…

Running Bitcoin with Fran Finney

December 29, 2023

Fran Finney is the widow of the legendary Hal Finney, who received the first Bitcoin transaction. In this interview, WBD 754 and Fran discuss her husband’s impact, their life together,…

Spotlight on … Ryan Farnsworth

December 15, 2023

A California native, Ryan Farnsworth was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 at the age of 29. Before his diagnosis, Ryan lived with his dad amongst the majestic mountains in Telluride,…

December 2023 | Monthly eNewsletter from ALS Golden West

December 9, 2023

Our December eNewsletter is in your inbox now or you can view it online! This month, we are celebrating unparalleled leadership from CEO Fred Fisher, who will become Golden West’s…

Fred Fisher – An Unparalleled Leader

December 8, 2023

Following more than two decades of leadership, ALS Golden West’s president and CEO, Fred Fisher, MSW, LCSW, will become the organization’s first President Emeritus effective February 1, 2024. As part…

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Announces Outcome of FDA Meeting on NurOwn® in ALS

December 7, 2023

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the completion of a productive…

Important Update – ALS Golden West Leadership Announcement

December 7, 2023

For more than two decades, I’ve had the privilege of serving the ALS community as president and CEO of ALS Golden West. Helping shepherd this organization into a nationally renowned…

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

December 4, 2023

ALS Golden West will honor Fred Fisher, MSW, LCSW, President & CEO of ALS Golden West,​ with the Essey Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the ALS community for…

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

December 4, 2023

ALS Golden West will honor award-winning actor and singer, Aaron Lazar, with the Essey Spotlight Award for his commitment to raising ALS awareness around the globe at their Champions for…