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Champions for Cures and Care

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST

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The Golden West Chapter’s Champions for Cures and Care will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame. Our annual event celebrates individuals and organizations whose contributions and efforts advance the Chapter’s mission critical activities.

RSVP today and join us for an elegant and festive evening featuring cocktails and wine tasting; a silent and live auction; gourmet dinner; special guest appearances; entertainment; the announcement of the 2022 Barber ALS Research Award winners; and the presentation of the Golden West Chapter’s highest honors, The Essey Awards. Our esteemed Essey Award honorees include:

  • Commitment to Cures Award: The California ALS Research Network, a group of global leaders who, in partnership with the Golden West Chapter, are accelerating discovery, promoting collaboration, and achieving breakthroughs in the search for effective treatments and cures for ALS.
  • Dean and Kathleen Rasmussen Advocate of the Year: Jeremy Merz, an extraordinary heathcare lobbyist who is living with ALS and who has been instrumental in securing new state funding to benefit the ALS community.

The Golden West Chapter is proud to recognize and honor champions for our cause – including you. Our collective efforts to defeat ALS, every day in many ways, bring vital help and hope to the ALS community!

Sponsorship and ticket purchase opportunities are now available. Please contact Asher Garfinkel, Vice President of Community Outreach at agarfinkel@alsagoldenwest.org for more information.

If you are interested in reserving a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, please email Katey Randall, Special Events Coordinator, at krandall@alsagoldenwest.org.

We look forward to celebrating our ALS Champions with you on Friday, January 20, 2023!


Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010
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