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The Angel Fund
September 2011
Dear Angel Fund Family,
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, a new school year is starting, and our annual Walk of Hope for ALS is just around the corner. It's one week away!


We hope that you will join us at the Walk on Saturday, September 10th. Last year, we had over 800 walkers. Please help us in our fight against ALS and join us as we walk for those who longer can.


You can also support the other events that will be taking place in the next month.


There have been significant strides in ALS research. Unfortunately, we're not there yet, but we are getting closer each day. Our mission continues and you can help us unlock the key to this disease - the cure for ALS. 


Hope brings up together to find the cure for ALS. Please help us make hope a reality by joining us at the Walk on September 10th or at any of the other events in the next few months.


Ann Hadley,
Chief Development Officer
The Walk of Hope for ALS - September 10th
The Annual Walk of Hope for ALS will be held on Saturday, September 10th. This year marks the 10th year that walkers of all ages have joined together to raise funds for ALS research. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the walk commencing at 11:00 a.m..
Angel Fund President Rich Kennedy and Dr. Robert H Brown, Jr. will welcome the walkers at 10:45 a.m. with the release of doves in honor and memory of loved ones to follow. There will be children's activities, plenty of food and music.

The Angel Fund has joined to make it easier for walkers to collect pledges from family, frineds and co-workers
. We have provided a sample appeal letter and a donor sheet. 

Thank you to our sponsors: June's Joggers, The Law Offices of Nigro, Pettepit and Lucas, Dr. Casazza- the Future of Dentistry and BayState Parent Magazine.

Annual Gala and Silent Auction  - October 15th
Join us for a night of fun at the Annual Gala and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 15th. The event wil be held at the University of Massachusetts Club in Boston beginning at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served. There will be plenty of auction items to bid on during the silent auction, including the very popular reverse glass paintings created by some of the youngest members of the Angel Fund family.

We'll also be presenting our annual Unsung Hero awards. Please join us!

Annual Jimmie Neil Memorial Softball Game  

September 9th

For 14 years, Maureen Neil and her two sons Mike and Chris have honored their father's memory by hosting a softball game. The 14th Annual Jimmie Neil Softball Game and Raffle will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 with a start time:of  6:30 p.m. The game will be held at St. Peter's Field on Sherman Street, Cambridge.

Admission to the softball game is free and all are welcome to attend.
Money will be raised through the raffles and a concession stand.
Prizes include:  
  • an autographed Celtics ball  
  • Celtics tickets and Red Sox tickets,
  • a night at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge  
  • $100 instant lottery tickets,
  • $100 Foodmaster gift certificate,and various restaurant gift certificates. 
Raffle tickets are a book of three for $5. Raffle is drawn at 8:30 p.m

Please come join the Neil family and make this fundraiser a success.
Anyone who would like to donate a raffle item can contact Maureen Neil at (617) 491-8607.  .



Run for Angels - October 9th

The first annual Run for Angels, sponsored by Gold's Gym and Pete's Place in Stoughton, will be held on Sunday, October 9th. This 5K race will benefit The Angel Fund & Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 


Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the race kicking off at 11:00 a.m.The race fee is $25 and runners will receive a t-shirt. You can pre-register at or


Join us for a cookout after the race! For more information email

David Odams Memorial Golf Tournament

September 26th

The David Odams Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Foxborough Country Club in Foxborough, MA. A shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. will begin the tournament. The cost for the tournament will be $125 for golfers which will include golf, cart, dinner and prizes. There are also sponsorship opportunities available. Please call Sean Kelley at 617 908-1687 for more information. 
In This Issue
Walk of Hope for ALS
Annual Gala & Silent Auction
Jimmie Neil Memorial Softball
Run for Angels
David Odams Memorial Golf Tournamet
Upcoming Events
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September 9th

Jimmie Neil Memorial Softball Game


September 10th

Walk of Hope for ALS


September 26th

David Odams Memorial Golf Tournament 


October 9th

Run for Angels


October 15th

Annual Gala  





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