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As everyone knows, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the world. Pete Frates, a Beverly resident, started the phenomenon and we're proud to say that The Angel Fund is one of Pete's supported charities.

The Angel Fund will be holding a group ice bucket event for all our attendees at the end of the Walk at approximately 1:00 p.m.

We have plenty of water donated by GW OBrien, buckets donated by Home Depot and plenty of ice!

If you have a favorite bucket you'd like to use, please bring it along with you!

We welcome you to join in the ice bucket experience. Bring a change of clothes if you'd like as we have access to the church next to Wakefield Common in order for you to change after the challenge.

Let's make this a great kick off for our $4 million campaign - Step up to Cure ALS!

We look forward to seeing you and your team!

Dear Walker,

Thank you for registering for the 13th Annual Angel Fund Walk of Hope for ALS. Your fundraising efforts are remarkable!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Walk on September 6th in Wakefield. It promises to be an exciting day with the kickoff of our $4 million fundraising campaign and the Walk of Hope group ice bucket challenge!

Just a few reminders:
  • Registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Your team is registered for the Walk, so please have your walkers go right to the Pre-Registered line to sign in. They can drop-off any checks that they may have at that time.
  • Walkers will receive a t-shirt, a lunch bracelet and a bag at the registration tables. Hot coffee, compliments of Honey Dew Donuts will be available in the food tent.
  • The Walk around Lake Quannapowitt will start at 11 a.m. after the release of the doves.


Throughout the day.... 


There will be plenty of activities prior to the Walk. For those who want to warm up, we will have a Zumba class by PUMPS for Women Fitness, and a children's fitness class by NE Fitness Design.

To keep the kids entertained, there will be facepainting and plenty of activities.The North Shore Corvettes will again showcase their cars.

Team photos will be taken and a videographer will be taping testimonials as part of our $4 million Step Up to Cure ALS campaign. 

After the walk....
Food and drinks will be available for all walkers. Special thanks to our food and beverage providers: Prince Restaurant - pizza; Dockside Restaurant - mac and cheese; Kings - pulled pork sliders;  Old Neighborhood - hot dogs; Poland Springs - water; Nestles - iced coffee. We'll also have salad, power bars and more.

at 1 p.m.!

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, September 6th.!

The Angel Fund is embarking on a ambitious venture. We are launching a $4,000,000 campaign that will raise funds for Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. and his research team to take the research to human trials!

Dr. Brown and the UMass Gene Therapy Center team are working on exciting cutting-edge research using gene therapy to silence ALS genes.


This approach to silencing genes that cause nerve degeneration in the brain and spinal cord can potentially benefit other disorders, such as some forms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's disease.


The Angel Fund's goal is to bring the research to human trials as quickly as possible.


We are exited to launch this campaign at the Walk. With your help and the money you raise as part of our Walk of Hope, we'll be on our way!! 

Together, we can turn hope into reality!
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