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What is ALS

What is ALS?
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.
What is ALS?

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we need your help to find a cure.

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The Greater Sacramento Chapter supports people living with ALS and their loved ones through services and education in 24 Counties throughout California. We leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Our Mission
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.
Get Involved With Us
Help create a world without ALS by getting involved in the way that best suits YOU! When you fundraise with friends and family you take us closer to discovering a cure.

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2018 Walk to Defeat ALS

October 6th, 2018
Raley Field
West Sacramento, CA

The 2018 Walk to Defeat ALS was an awesome event, and we thank you for helping us achieve our 2018 goal! Every dollar donated makes a huge difference in the programs and services offered by The ALS association, Greater Sacramento Chapter.
Every year we have an estimated 600 people walk through our doors looking for support group meetings, information, resources and referrals, specialized ALS medical care at one of our Certified Centers of Excellence, loaned durable medical equipment, speech communication devices, and patient & caregiver grants. All of these programs and services are vital lifelines to the ALS community, and as the only organization in the Greater Sacramento Region providing these services, your support and donations are what makes it all come to life. The more dollars we raise, the more we're able to accomplish, and the closer we'll be to fulfilling our vision of a world without ALS.
We thank you for your donations. If you have additional donations you would like to make in support of the Sacramento Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS Team, please click below.


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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!

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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!


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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  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

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.  





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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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.

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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


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For previous issues of the newsletter, please click HERE



Discover More Ways to Help Fight ALS
Advancing Global ALS Research
Find Out How

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.

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Sign up to receive the latest news in ALS, including the monthly Greater Sacramento Chapter e-Newsletter, and learn how you can continue making a difference in the search to treat and cure this disease.

You Can Help Create A World Without ALS

Your gift will help The ALS Association support research to find a cure for ALS and provide much-needed services to patients and their families. By becoming a part of The ALS Association family and making your gift today, you will help sustain hope in thousands of people affected by ALS.