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To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter provides comprehensive care services and advocacy to families living with ALS throughout 24 Northern California Counties, while leaving no stone unturned in the quest for a cure.
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2019 Black, Red & White Gala

Please join us on November 9th to honor ALS heroes while raising funds to support research, public policy, and services that directly improve the life of families living with ALS in our community. The Studio 54 themed Black, Red & White Gala offers guests a festive evening filled with a gourmet dinner, fondue bar, 70's themed cocktails, silent and live auctions, DJ, dancing and special live music guests The Cheeseballs. To learn more and to purchase your tickets, please click here.

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Saturday October 5, 2019

Raley Field
400 Ballpark Dr.
West Sacramento, CA

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are so excited to invite all our pALS, cALS, family, friends and corporate partners to join us for the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS, held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Raley Field in West Sacramento.  The Walk is The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapters biggest fundraiser of the year; a time and a place for us to come together and stand in solidarity to honor the courageous souls who are affected by ALS, to remember those who have passed, and to show support for the cause.  When you walk to Defeat ALS, you help expand the programs and services that benefit people living with the disease across the nation and in our community.

Click here to check out the new website and to get registered!

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Country Fest to Beat ALS

Do you love wine and country music?  Join us for Country Fest to Beat ALS at Campos Family Vineyards on Saturday, September 28th!  The evening will include live performances by Coffey Anderson and Jeff Rickets and the Dirt Road Band, live and silent auctions, and the release of the newest label in the Campos Give Back Wine Series: Quinny's Blend.  This event honors the memory of Campos family Friend Patrick "Quinny" Ornellas, who lost his battle with ALS 10 years ago, and the proceeds benefit The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter.

Purchase your VIP or General Admission tickets by clicking here.

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Read our 2018 Annual Report!

The generous contributions of our donors, sponsors, and community partners make a difference in the lives of those living with ALS every day. Because of your support, The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter continues to grow our service offerings and reach new heights in the fight against ALS. We are committed to transparently reporting on our activities and associated financial costs. Take a moment to read our newly released 2018 Annual Report to learn more about how your support has impacted the ALS community.

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Team Challenge ALS is the ALS Association's comprehensive endurance program to help fight ALS.  Combine your passion and commitment to finding a cure for ALS while achieving physical challenges by participating in athletic events, such as marathons, triathlons, cycling events, swimming events, winter sports, obstacle races and other endurance activities.

There are multiple ways to join Team ALS including registering for a Ride to Defeat ALS or a Ski to Defeat ALS, joining a Team Challenge ALS chapter sponsored team or creating a fundraising page for an independent endurance event of your choice.

For more information, contact Fundraising and Special Events Manager Stefanie Daniels at or 916-979-9265 for more info.

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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 The ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter in support of those currently living with ALS.  It's easy, environmentally friendly and heartwarming-set up your fundraiser today by clicking here.

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Laugh to Death: My Rx for Dying Well with ALS, is 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 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

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 have 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.

PALS 4 Life

Mission: To improve the quality of life for families living with ALS by strategically funding critical programs and initiatives that advance care services.

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Sacramento Chapter Newsletter - August 2019

Open the newsletter by clicking on the Newsletter button below.
This month's issue has updates and information about:

  • Become A Sustaining Member In 2019
  • Upcoming Events and Save the Dates
  • Ways to get involved
  • News From The ALS National Blog


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For previous issues of the newsletter, please click HERE



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