The Angel Fund

        Summer Newsletter


Upcoming Events 


September, 10th

Walk of Hope for ALS

Wakefield, MA


October 9th

5k road race

Golds gym

Stoughton MA  


October, 15th

Annual Gala &  

Silent Auction

UMass Boston Club



Help Us Find  a Cure 

The monies raised from events, individuals and corporations benefit  ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA.


Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr., a world renowned ALS  researcher,  is the Director of the Day Lab.  Dr. Brown and his associates are working tirelessly to find a cure for this disease.


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Happy Summer!!

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Hello Angel Fund Family!

Summer is finally here!  ..
We've had so many amazing supporters who have come to the various events over the past few months. The organizers, volunteers, family and friends have worked many hours to make each event a success......thank you! Each dollar donated to The Angel Fund moves us one step closer to finding a cure. 

I'd like to remind you that the Walk of Hope will be held on Saturday, September 10th and the Annual Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, October 15th.

On behalf of The Angel Fund Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support.

Ann Hadley
Chief Development Officer


Walk of Hope for ALS - September 10th 

The 10th annual Walk of Hope for ALS will be held on Saturday, September 10th. More than 800 Angel Fund Family members attended last year's walk.

How can you join in? Gather family and friends to walk Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield and collect pledges from those who can't join you.

You can create your own personal fundraising page by going to to help you raise additional funds!

For more information click here.


Schedule of events

 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Registration -  volunteer and sponsor tents open on Wakefield Common.


10:45 a.m. - Welcoming remarks by Rich Kennedy President of The Angel Fund and Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr., Director of the Cecil B.Day Neuromuscular Laboratory at UMass Medical Center


10:58 a.m. - Traditional release of white doves


11:00 a.m. - Walk of Hope begins


11:30 a.m. - Refreshment tent opens and family activities continue


Walk of Hope for ALS brochure   




Annual Gala and Silent Auction - October 15th

The Annual Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday
evening, October 15th at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.

Join us for  a fun-filled evening with music, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Our annual Unsung Hero awards will also be presented during the evening.

Tickets are $125 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available!

Download invitation 



KIck UR ALS Soccer Tournament 

Our 1st Annual Kick UR ALS Soccer Tournament was recently held at the Boston Athletic Club.

With the help of Walter Bentson (second from left) and Rich Kreis (middle back), the tournament fielded eight teams with over 100 players participating in the games.

The 1st Annual Richard Hackel Trophy was awarded to the winners of the tournament. Mr. Hackel (center) was on hand for the presentation.

A special thanks to our Angel Fund Honorary Chair Lou Merloni (left), his wife Steffanie and son Mason for helping us present the awards. The date for the 2nd Annual Kick UR ALS Soccer Tournament will be announced soon.

Click here for more photos.

Daly Family Comedy Night

The Annual Daly Family Comedy Night was
another huge success, with a great crowd and wonderful comedians. Highlights of the evening included the silent auction, abundant raffles, good food and, of course, the comedians who entertained the sold-out crowd.

Jim Daly (center) enjoyed catching up with friends during the event.

Accolades to the Daly's and all who attended!


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Harpoon 5 Miler 

The 10th Annual Harpoon 5 Miler was held on May 22nd at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston. The sold out race attracted 3,800 runners, the largest field of runners yet!

Thank you to Harpoon Brewery, the Harpoon 5 Miler committee, the City of Boston and the runners for another successful race. 


To see more photos of the race, click here.


Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Road Race a/k/a Squirrel Run XIV

For the past 14 years, the Kennedy family has joined together to honor and remember Jimmy Kennedy. Jimmy, the brother of Angel Fund President Rich Kennedy, lost his battle to ALS at 33 years old.  Although the weather didn't cooperate, the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the runners and walkers of all ages who participated in the event!

Special thanks to all the participants, the Mayor of city of Quincy, and the Quincy Police Department.


For more photos, click here.

Sharon Timlin Memorial Road Race
The Timlin family were on hand once again to honor their mother at the annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Road Race on June 18th. Fourteen members of the family joined nearly 3,000 runners, walkers and volunteers who attended the race and family fun day. Many teams collected pledges to make the race one of the largest yet!

Our race inspiration George Mazareas, his wife Cynthia and daughter Eleni were also at the race to cheer on the runners and their families.

Thanks to Abbie Rosenberg, Dave Krueger and the Hopkinton Running Club for their tireless efforts to host another phenomenal race and family day.

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The Angel Fund is a 501(c) (3) independent nonprofit charity that benefits ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research at the Cecil B Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at
UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA

649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

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