April 2021
With ALS Awareness Month right around the corner, now is your chance to attack ALS from all angles by joining the ALS NorCal 90. This is a challenge unlike any other, built for those committed to ending ALS while pushing the limits of human endurance. You choose the physical challenge that lights your fire, pick the 90 you want to conquer during the month of May, spread awareness, and raise funds to stop ALS in its tracks.

By committing to giving us 90, you'll help The ALS Association continue to fire on all cylinders to find effective treatments and a cure while supporting families as they navigate ALS in Northern California. Join the ALS NorCal 90 Challenge today and become part of an elite team working to create a world without ALS.

Official Rules:
1. Decide if you want to take on this challenge solo or relay with friends who share your determination to end ALS.
2. Pick your 90. Run, hike, climb, walk or cycle during the month of May, or pick your own challenge.
3. The challenge starts on May 1 and ends on May 31st. 
4. Set your goals and track your accomplishments by downloading our mobile app here.
5. Start training now to help us end ALS.
6. Check out our FAQ page for answers to all of your burning NorCal 90 questions!

Your NorCal 90 Coach, Kristen Montgomery, is here to help! Contact her at
(916) 367-3097 or kmontgomery@alssac.org.
True ALS Heroes
Vicki Sawyer
When Vicki was diagnosed with ALS, the determination she showed throughout her life immediately took hold. Her attitude was “let us fight”, and her motto instantly became, “So What, Now What!”
Geraldine Skager
“Since her diagnosis in 2003, Gae has made it her mission to educate others, raise awareness and fund research for ALS.” -Anne Supplee, Care Services Coordinator from The ALS Association Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter.
Reasons for Hope in ALS Research with the Discovery of NU-9
In a study funded in part by The ALS Association’s TREAT ALS program, researchers from Northwestern University have identified the first compound (NU-9) that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of diseased upper motor neurons, a key contributor to ALS. While this news is exciting, this study has only tested the compound in mice and in laboratory neurons and is in the very early stages.
Preparing for a Medical Emergency While Living with ALS
People living with ALS will likely experience complications related to the disease that warrant a visit to the hospital at some point in their journey. At the same time, they are not immune from other injuries or medical issues—people with ALS can still get sick or possibly hurt themselves in ways unrelated to the disease. Making the conscious choice to be prepared can make all the difference.
A New Season Begins in Baseball’s Longstanding Commitment to Fighting ALS
Recorded on April 1, 2021
Your hosts Mike and Jeremy are joined by Chuck Haberstroh and Adam Wilson, co-chairs of the committee who led the fight to create Lou Gehrig Day.
Gearing Up for Another Big Year in ALS Advocacy
Recorded on March 25, 2021
Your hosts Mike and Jeremy welcome back Ashley Smith, The ALS Association's Associate Director of Grassroots Advocacy, for an overview of 2021 legislative and appropriation priorities
Focusing on the Best in Patient Care in Hospital and Clinic Settings
Recorded on March 18, 2021
Mike and Jeremy recognize Patient Safety Awareness Week with Leslie Ryan and welcome Lauren Brown in celebration of Certified Nurse’s Day.
Maintaining Good Nutrition With ALS
Recorded on March 11, 2021
Mike and Jeremy are joined by Megan Frisk, a dietician and the care services coordinator at The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, to serve up some helpful tips on maintaining good nutrition while living with ALS.
Webinar Learning Opportunities
ALS Drug Development Webinar Series Part 1: Scientific Considerations
Wed, Apr 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. EST
Communication Options for People With ALS
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
2:00 p.m. EST