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Golden West Chapter

  • Walk to Defeat ALS
  • Walk to Defeat ALS
  • Walk to Defeat ALS
  • Walk to Defeat ALS

South Bay Walk
Sunday | October 12, 2014

LOCATION: Arena Green
DISTANCE: 3 miles
Regional Director of Signature Events
Kenneth McElderry
415-904-2572 x309

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

South Bay Walk
Progress: 89%




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We Have an Exciting Announcement!!!!

Due to the tremendous outpouring of support from the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the amazing dedication of all our Walk participants and Team Captains, we have achieved our Walk goal faster than any other Walk in The Golden West Chapter's history!! With this in mind, we have decided to raise our fundraising goal to make this the most successful South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS ever! If we achieve our new "stretch" goal, the South Bay Walk will be one of the most successful Walks to Defeat ALS across the entire country!

This is a major accomplishment and with this type of growth, we will be able to take The ALS Association's pursuit of creating a world without ALS even further! To put things in perspective, here are some examples of what this increased goal means for funding our mission:

1.) $10,000 could help provide twenty speech and communication assessments for critically-needed augmentative communication devices
2.) $20,000 could help sponsor four days of regional satellite clinics to ensure easier access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary team care
3.) $40,000 could help offer four "Ask the Experts" educational symposium to learn about the latest developments in ALS patient care,  public policy and research
4.) $50,000 could help fund our nineteen monthly support groups, serving hundreds of people with ALS and their loved ones for an entire year


  1 -  KnApp for That! ($44,131.18)
  2 -  Lorene's Team ($20,220.00)
  3 -  Team Joe ($19,428.00)
  4 -  Sarge4Life ($12,917.00)
  5 -  TEAM DPAK ($8,417.00)
  6 -  Giffin's Gang ($8,222.00)
  7 -  South Bay Support Group ($7,825.00)
  8 -  DeFEET ALS ($7,514.00)
  9 -  Google Glass ($4,400.00)
  10 -  For Michael ($4,115.00)

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  1 -  LEVEL 8 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Holly Knapp ($34,934.00)
  2 -  LEVEL 8 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Lorene Lee ($12,585.00)
  3 -  LEVEL 7 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Denise Brown ($6,564.00)
  4 -  LEVEL 7 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Anna Ranieri ($5,350.00)
  5 -  LEVEL 7 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Maureen Killoran ($5,125.00)
  6 -  LEVEL 7 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Patrick Nocero ($5,100.00)
  7 -  LEVEL 7 FUNDRAISER Melissa Sucharczuk ($5,000.00)
  8 -  LEVEL 6 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Google Glass ($4,375.00)
  9 -  LEVEL 6 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Denise Giffin ($3,950.00)
  10 -  LEVEL 6 FUNDRAISER Helping Hand Michele Caruso ($3,865.00)

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