2018 Walk to Defeat ALS
October 6th, 2018
West Sacramento, CA
Combat ALS--Become A Sustaining Member Today!
May is ALS Awareness Month and we’re looking to build an army of supporters to enable us to continue the mission of finding a cure for ALS. For a very limited time, the first 100 people to join us in combatting ALS will receive an exclusive sustaining member gift.
It’s simple, sign up as a sustaining member in the fight against ALS with a monthly donation of $25-- that's less than $1 a day! To honor your commitment to a cure, we will send you our exclusive Combat ALS California camo ball cap!
KVIE PBS has a brilliantly produced documentary available on their website that tells the story of ALS after the phenomena of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Its only 30 minutes so check it out, and you will get to see some of our own employees who work directly with pALS. It can be very eye opening to see what a person with ALS goes through on a daily basis. Click the picture on the left to watch it and be sure to let us know what you think!
You can now set up a Facebook Fundraiser!
Did you know that you can create a fundraising campaign to support local families affected by ALS? Many of your Facebook friends celebrate their birthday by raising funds in support of causes that are near and dear to their heart—now you can too!
Join your friends, family and fellow philanthropists in creating a fundraiser for ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter in support of those currently living with ALS. It’s easy, environmentally friendly and heartwarming—set up your fundraiser here today.
A Great Read for the ALS Community!
Laugh to Death: My Rx for Dying Well with ALS, a collection of funny vignettes, chronicles a doctor’s end-of-life journey with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Welsh’s unique outlook as a doctor-turned-patient, while at times serious and somber, is more often hilarious, if not irreverent. Throughout—from the time of his self-diagnosis until his passing six years later—Martin F. Welsh, M.D., reveals how a terminally ill person’s attitude can profoundly affect their quality of life. Every patient, family member, caregiver, and health care provider will benefit from his unique perspective of a doctor becoming a patient and ultimately a teacher. Laugh to Death is a powerful tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit.
The book is now available for purchase at laughtodeathmyrx.com.
A very special thanks to Maureen Gill for her generous donation of books to the ALS community in Sacramento. The reviews from pALS and cALS has been overwhelming and they are thankful for her generosity, and above everything else, they are grateful for the keen and witty insights of how to make a very difficult conversation in the ALS community a little easier.
Celebrate a Loved One with ALS
Pay tribute to a friend or loved one affected by ALS. Each tribute is a personalized online fund designed to honor or memorialize someone special. Your Community of Hope fund creates a lasting legacy.Learn More
Sacramento Chapter Newsletter - September 2018
Open the newsletter by clicking on the Newsletter button below.
This month's issue has updates and information about:
- Letter from the Executive Director
- Become A Sustaining Member In 2018
- Upcoming Events and Save the Dates
- Ways to get involved
- News From The ALS National Blog
For previous issues of the newsletter, please click HERE
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 is hard work. We offer resources and support to help you.For Caregivers
- Guest Post: ‘It Takes A Village’
December 12, 2018
- We Helped Support Over 20,000 People with ALS This Year
December 11, 2018
- The ALS Association CEO Balas Picked to Lead Global Fight Against ALS
December 6, 2018
- People with ALS Should Have Access to the Medicare Home Health Benefits They Deserve
December 4, 2018
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