About Our Chapter

About the Chapter: 
Established in 1987, The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter has been fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease in Northern California for 30 years. 
As the preeminent ALS organization, The ALS Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease.  The Greater Sacramento Chapter is one of more than 39 nationwide chapters providing comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community.

The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Local Patient Care:  Our comprehensive care services are designed to holistically support patient and caregiver needs throughout their journey with the disease.  Our care services team provides information, referrals, support group meetings, in-home evaluations, loaned speech communication devices, and loaned durable medical equipment. 

Multi-Disciplinary Care:  We partner with, and fund three clinics in The Greater Sacramento region including The UC Davis ALS Certified Center of Excellence, Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center, and Kaiser.  To inquire about receiving services or to register as a patient, please contact the Chapter directly at 916.979.9265.

Our service area includes:  Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, Amador, Alpine, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, San Joaquin, Siskiyou, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mono.

Public Policy & Education:  As leaders on the issue of ALS we advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders and create awareness of the disease by educating the community about the disease. To request a presentation, please contact the Chapter directly at 916.979.9265.

Research:  As Part of the National ALS Association, The Greater Sacramento Chapter contributes to the vision of a world without ALS by funding global research working on advanced new discoveries and treatments.  To date the ALS Association has committed $99 million to find effective treatments and a cure for ALS.

Support The ALS Association, Greater Sacramento Chapter programs and services:  Local care services, public policy and global research are only possible with the support and generosity of the community.  Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and help to fuel hope in the ALS community. Give now. For more information on supporting the Chapter with a monetary gift, please contact Amy Sugimoto, Executive Director at 916.979.9265 or asugimoto@alssac.org.