Sarah Coglianese


Sarah Coglianese

About Me

Sarah was diagnosed with ALS in June 2012 at the age of 33. Prior to that, she was a runner, who completed the Portland Marathon. Sarah worked in book publishing for 11 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Manhattan. She is now a writer, living in San Francisco with her husband Rob and their 5-year-old daughter Scarlett.

Sarah’s work has been published in The New York Times, Scary Mommy, and Redbook Magazine. She blogs regularly at, a site devoted to raising awareness of ALS through the faces and stories of people living with the disease.

What's New with Me

This summer, Sarah is launching the #whatwouldyougive campaign. The fundraiser is designed to help people understand just a bit of what it feels like to be stripped of the basic abilities that ALS takes away. Team members will give up an ability for a day in August and raise money around their efforts. You can learn more about #whatwouldyougive here and see Sarah’s personal page here. All funds go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute to support their critical work to find a cure for ALS.

Sarah’s husband and daughter have also talked her into expanding the size of their family, and they will be getting a dog in July. Names are currently being negotiated.

Donate in honor of Sarah!