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Kristina Woody, Full-Time Nurse, Wife, Mother and ALS Caregiver

Kristina met Lamar Woody in high school, although it wasn’t until college when they really found their true connection. Lamar loves to tell everyone Kristina was the prettiest girl in…

Lamar Woody and his family, Living with ALS

Lamar and Kristina Woody are a lot like any other busy, hard-working couple. They’re juggling careers, education and the day-to-day activities of their sassy and smart nine-year-old daughter, Natalie. Married…

The Golden West Chapter to honor the California ALS Research Network with the Essey Commitment to Cures Award

The Golden West Chapter will honor the members of the California ALS Research Network with the Essey Commitment to Cures Award at their Champions for Cures and Care celebration on…

Cytokinetics Presents Data at the Virtual 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced that data were presented at the Virtual 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND related to…

Spotlight on… Mary and John Patterson

The 2020 Virtual Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS is honoring Mary Patterson and her husband John with the ‘Ohana Award this year. Mary and John were very involved in raising…

ALS Association Fights for Access to RELYRVIO

The ALS Association recently sent letters to 43 of the largest insurance companies and health care payers to make RELYVRIO, which was formerly developed as AMX0035 and approved by the…

AMX0035 Approved! How We Got Here and What Comes Next

Blog post from the ALS Association. View Original Source. In the summer of 2014, millions of us took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Celebrities, friends and family members…

The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association to honor Jeremy Merz as the Dean and Kathleen Rasmussen Advocate of the Year

The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association will honor California state healthcare advocate, Jeremy Merz, as the Dean and Kathleen Rasmussen Advocate of the Year at their Champions for…

The 2022 Greater LA Walk to Defeat ALS® Takes Another Step To Unlock Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association hosts the 21st Annual Greater LA Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The…