THE ANGEL FUND - August 2013
In This Issue
Our Mission
Annual Gala highlights
Be an angel
Donate today
Walk of Hope for ALS
Jimmie Neil Softball Game
100 Inning Baseball Game
Night at Bella Luna
Our Mission 
to Cure ALS  
The Angel Fund's mission is to fund research to find a cure for ALS. 

We thank Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. a
nd his research team who work  tirelessly to find a cure for ALS. 

To read the recent research updates click here.

Annual Gala
It was an inspirational evening as we joined together for our annual Gala.The highlights of the evening featured special awards to:
Tom Matthews, presented with the Courage Award from Dr. Brown and Honorary Chair Lou Merloni 
Thank you to Harpoon Brewery,  the Harpoon 5 Miler and Team Derb - the top team fundraisers!

Thank you to the Timlin Race and Evan and Zach Sitsisky for their top fundraising!
Thank you to Mike Hatfield for his continued support of the Squirrel Run
Attention Businesses!!  
Join The Angel Campaign 

If you own a business or work for a company that would like to participate, please let us know.


How does it work?

By posting a link to The Angel Fund on your company website, you can help us generate much needed funds to help find a cure for this devastating disease. 
After posting the special Angel logo link, your customers can click over to The Angel Fund website to donate to ALS research.


Your company logo with a link to your website on The Angel Fund website will demonstrate your commitment to helping us find a cure. 


Your partnership with The Angel Fund will make a significant difference in our research.
Learn more now!

Thank y

Donate today!

We are able to support ALS research because of the generous donations from our Angel Fund family.

You may donate online:


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Help us fight ALS and raise funds by donating today.
We are proud to say The Angel Fund has low overhead costs and can provide Dr. Brown and his research team with more funding for ALS research. 
Please check with your company as they may have a matching gift program. 

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Walk of Hope for ALS
September 7th

Have you signed up yet??

The 12th Annual Walk of Hope for ALS begins and ends on Wakefield's lower Common, on the shores of beautiful Lake Quannapowitt on Saturday, September 7th. The 3.5-mile level route runs parallel to the lake, providing a picturesque walk for walkers of all ages and abilities.

Gather friends and family to form a team...raise money through pledges and donations ... and participate in activities on the Common! 

This is a family event with plenty of activities for children. Refreshments will be available for all walkers at the conclusion of the walk.

We encourage you to join in this celebration of hope by walking and raising money for those who are living with ALS, or in memory of those who are no longer with us.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to join us before the Walk for the release of doves. 
If you would like to volunteer at the Walk click here.
The Annual Jimmie Neil Memorial 
Softball Game 
September 6th


The Neil family has raised $100,000 for The Angel Fund!!


For the 16th year, Maureen Neil and her two sons, Mike and Chris, will memorialize their husband/father Jimmie Neil who passed away from ALS in 1997. The family has hosted a benefit raffle and softball game since 1998 to keep Jimmie Neil alive in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.... a man who was always laughing and pleasant, who would help everyone, and never said a bad word about anyone.


The 16th Annual Jimmie Neil Raffle and Softball Game to benefit The Angel Fund will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at St. Peter's Field on Sherman Street in North Cambridge from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


The North Cambridge Little League coaches will take the field against the East Cambridge Little League coaches in this annual event for The Angel Fund.


Admission to the softball game is free and all are welcome to attend.

Money will be raised through the raffles and a concession stand. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the game for $3; books of raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 per book. Raffle tickets can also be purchased in advance by calling 781-305-3306.   

Anyone who would like to donate a raffle item can

email Maureen.

Information about the Annual Jimmie Neil Raffle and Softball Game can be obtained by calling Maureen Neil at
781-305-3306 or The Angel Fund (781) 245-7070
100 Inning Baseball Game
October 12th and 13th 

For the 10th year, Walter Bentson, will call upon baseball players and umpires to step up to the plate and play 100 innings of baseball - and play consecutively - 36 hours in all -  to benefit The Angel Fund.

Rich Kennedy, Lou Merloni and
Walter Bentson

Join us for the 10th Annual 100 Inning Baseball Game.


The approximate 150 adult amateur players will step up to the plate on Saturday October 12th and will continue playing 100 consecutive innings of baseball, lasting approximately 32 hours.


Players come from more than a dozen amateur baseball leagues across Greater Boston, including the Park League, Yawkey, Intercity, Cranberry, MABL, MSBL, Diamond, and others .  There's about a dozen ' Iron Men ' who have played all 100 innings of the 9 previous games and most of them will be back again.


The 2013 proceeds will benefit The Angel Fund.  The organizer, Chief Umpire Walter Bentson is president of the Boston Park League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the country, and is also the Umpire Chief of several amateur baseball leagues. He also has ALS.

Step up to the plate and join us in the fight against ALS .

Join former Red Sox player and Angel Fund Honorary Chair, Lou Merloni and sign up to play or be a spectator!

If you would like to play register here. The cost per player is $50.
Donations are accepted. You can also sponsor a player and fundraise now.

For more information contact Walter Bentson.
 Read Walter's letter by clicking here.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

We would like to thank these supporters for choosing The Angel Fund to support!



The Memorial Run for ALS was organized by Ann Lowe in CT.
The Somerville Running Club's Larry Horlick organized a 24 hour run around Lake Quannapwitt .

Shoot for a Cure was organized by friends Rory Szeto, and Ezra Klemow in NJ.

Read story.



December 4th -  a night at Bella Luna


(More details will follow shortly) 


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

649 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880