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Diane Winokur sworn in and will be the recipient of 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

January 16, 2013

San Francisco, California. (January 16, 2013) — In a small ceremony, surrounded by friends and supporters, Golden West Chapter Board Member Diane Winokur has been sworn in by California’s Lieutenant…

Dr. Richard K. Olney, founding director of the ALS Center at UCSF, dies after an eight-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. 

January 30, 2012

On Friday January 27, 2012,  the ALS community lost a member whose commitment to cutting-edge research,  and personal dedication to help people living with Lou Gehrig’s disease was unparalleled. A…