Living with ALS: Nanci Ryder’s Story


Find out more about the story of Nanci Ryder in this ALS Association video. Nanci is a much-loved Hollywood publicist who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014.

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The ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter has honored Nanci as one of their advocates. The film shows how the 250-strong “Team Nanci” (a team consisting of some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Courtney Cox, Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Rossum and Renée Zellweger) have raised both money and awareness for the disease.

Find out more about the group of women who made a naked calendar to raise awareness for ALS.

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