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, their 7-year-old daughter Scarlett, and their dog Otto.

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

In the summer of 2015, Sarah launched the #whatwouldyougive campaign. #whatwouldyougive is a national campaign to build awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) and raise funds for research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) by challenging people to give up an ability to understand a bit about what life with ALS might be like. Since its inception, #whatwouldgive has raised over $500,000 for ALS research.

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