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Helping Hand - ALS Association 2015

Courtesy of Nik Lacchin
Helping Hand - July 24, 2015 complete interview with ALS Association

This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about a special event Saturday relating to ALS and ALS Research. At the event, Dr. Justin Ichida, an Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC, and an ‘Iolani School grad, will be the keynote speaker, discussing his research and efforts in partnership with The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to bring a research project to Hawai'i. All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence speaks with our returning guest, Fred Fisher, President and CEO, of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR1 stations every Friday afternoon at 5:30pm and online here. Each week, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event in the community that offers assistance to the disabled and other folks who are among the most vulnerable. 

Contact the ALS Association Golden West Chapter:

Website: als-hawaii.org

Phone: 866-750-2572

Find all the Helping Hand segments here.

Event info: This Saturday is an afternoon conference discussing cutting-edge ALS research, expansion of care services and plans for the 2015 Hawaii Walk to Defeat ALS. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Justin Ichida, leading stem cell researcher and fourth-generation native of Hawai'i from USC Keck School of Medicine. This special eventwill be held from 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the Moana Surfrider, Beach House Restaurant in Honolulu.  Please RSVP to Giovanna D’ Angelo at gdangelo@alsagoldenwest.org or call 818-865-8067

The Walk To End ALS is September 19 at Kapiolani Park.

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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