The ALS Association

  Monthly e-Newsletter of The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter


December 2022


Greater Sacramento News & Upcoming Events

Greater Sacramento Highlights
Proudly Serving 24 Northern California Counties

Walk To Defeat ALS

We are so excited for the upcoming Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, September 16th at Elk Grove Regional Park! Grab your favorite running shoes and sign-up to walk today either as an Individual or a Team! Funds raised will help those living with ALS and their families. Yes, I want to Walk to Defeat ALS!

Already signed up? Don't forget to fill out the simple online form so we can begin designing your "Why We Walk" sign that will be placed along the Walk route. In Honor or In Memory, these signs remind us all why we are here to Defeat ALS! Yes, I want a "Why We Walk" sign.

For more information on Walk to Defeat ALS, please contact Stephanie Cardenas at

Greater Sacramento eNewsletter Highlights:

1. Legacy Society
2. Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Muscle Mechanics
3. Respiratory Therapy
4. Upcoming Virtual Support Group Meetings
5. Become a Volunteer

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10 Ways to Help a Family Impacted by ALS

There are many ways to help families impacted by ALS. The ALS Association put together a list of ten ways to make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS and caregivers.


Education and Training for ALS Caregivers

For someone facing the challenge of becoming an ALS caregiver, there are many paths to gaining the knowledge and experiences they need to care for someone with the disease. Finding accurate and timely information can play a key role in equipping those impacted by an ALS diagnosis with the skills they need to provide the best possible quality care.


Getting Veterans with ALS the Benefits They Deserve

While veterans with ALS are entitled to benefits, they don't always receive them. But Earnest Hill, former member of the U.S. Air Force, is dedicating his life to changing that.

Chanel Hobbs: Living with ALS, In Her Own Words

Chanel Hobbs is a vibrant 54-year-old residing in Chester, Virginia. Determined to spread awareness of what it’s like to live with ALS, she is sharing her family’s personal journey in her own words.


Helpful Advice from One Caregiver to Another

Over the past years we’ve had many conversations and interviews with ALS caregivers, and while no two experiences are ever alike, there are often similarities. We thought we would share some of these caregiver stories and advice we’ve collected along the way.


“She’s Crazy Strong Inside”—A Young Woman’s ALS Caregiver Journey

When Tony got diagnosed with ALS, he and his wife Karen turned to each other to figure out their path forward, and they found they were better when they could face it together.

“I’ll Do This for You”—A Caregiver Story

David is living with ALS, and his wife Laura is his primary caregiver. As simple as it might sound, their conscious decision to truly LIVE with ALS is what has allowed them to face each challenge and each day, together.

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