Patient Story: ALS Association Golden West Chapter

ALS Association Golden West Chapter

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter organized a tour of the Taube/Koret Center at the Gladstone Institutes directed by Dr. Steven Finkbeiner. The tour was an opportunity for some the chapter's key stakeholders, including people diagnosed with ALS, caregivers, family members, volunteer fundraiseres and philanthropists, to learn about the groundbreaking scientific discoveries that are being supported by the ALS Asssociation; through annual programs such as  the Walk to Defeat ALS, the Napa Ride to Defeat ALS, and other major gifts and special programs. The ALS Association's partnership with the Taube/Koret Center and the Gladstone Institutes overseen by Drs. Ashkan Javaherian and Finkbeiner via the Neuro Collaborative, a special initiative spearheaded by the Golden West Chapter and designed to accelerate the search for effective treatments and a cure for ALS, is made possible by The ALS Association’s grants for early stage research that will de-risk and encourage further investment by pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies to advance discovery and develop therapies.