SoCal Ride To Defeat ALS

Please join Mark Wallengren this Sunday as he sits down with Asher Garfinkel, the Vice President of Community Outreach for The ALS Association, along with Niall Foley, person living with ALS, and founder SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which causes progressive muscle weakness. Every day 15 people are diagnosed with ALS and as of now, there is no cure.

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. 

Their Vision is to create a world without ALS. The ALS Association Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and the state of Hawaii.

 The Golden West Chapter provides care services for people with ALS and their families, funds global cutting-edge research, and advances important public policy initiatives. Everything we do advances the search for effective treatments and a cure for ALS. 

 For more information about ALS and how you can help, please visit our website at and on Facebook/Twitter/You Tube/Instagram at @alsagoldenwest 

Register or make a gift in support for our SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS events at

In it’s 2nd year, the SoCal Ride to Defeat ALS a one-day cycling event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist and supporter of The ALS Association. 

Offering a 40-mile Challenge route, a 25-mile route, and a 5 or 10-mile family fun route. There's also a short walk/run around Dos Vientos Park for any non-cyclists! 

Upon completing the tour, riders are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include live entertainment, a delicious lunch, and more! For more information visit,



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