| FOR ALS RESEARCH
|December , 2014|
The Angel Fund has embarked on a $4 million fundraising campaign to raise funds to bring ALS research from the lab to HUMAN TRIALS.Our goal is to bring this cutting-edge research to human trials as quickly as possible.
World renowned ALS researcher Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. and the UMass Gene Therapy Center team are already working on this exciting cutting-edge research using gene therapy to silence ALS genes.
With the help of our Angel Fund supporters and their generous donations, we are almost halfway to reaching our goal. Your continued support is crucial to getting us to our goal.
We are so close......We need your help once again......
|Together, we can make a difference|
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can help us reach our goal. Every dollar counts!
You can make a one-time or recurring donation by clicking here
You can make a pledge and get your family and friends to help you raise the funds.
Other ways to donate:
Set up a donation
page and ask for donations.
If you would like to host an event - we can help! Click here
for more information
Does your company offer matching donations?
Does your company offer programs for charity giving?
Mike Timlin and his family have
Stepped up to Cure ALS.
Watch the video!
Remember, every dollar makes a difference!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT:
SILENCING GENES THAT CAUSE NERVE DEGENERATION IN THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD MAY NOT ONLY HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALS, IT CAN POTENTIALLY BENEFIT OTHER DISORDERS, SUCH AS SOME FORMS OF ALZHEIMER'S, PARKINSON'S OR HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE.
A YEAR OF EVENTS
The Angel Fund family has been extremely generous in their support of our mission - to fund ALS research and bring it to human trials.
During this year, we have been so fortunate to have such great people and groups to host, sponsor, fundraise and participate in the events. You have all worked very hard to help us and we are very grateful.
Among the events that were held during 2014:
- Boston Marathon Team
- Pumps Real Fitness for Women
- Harpoon 5 Miler
- Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Race, aka Squirrel Run
- Sharon Timlin Memorial Race to Cure ALS
- Daly Family Comedy Night
- Gunnery Road Race
- Evening with Linnea Star
- Ice Bucket Challenge
- Red Sox Fundraising Day
- Patty's Angels - Spin for a Cure
- Nipmuc DECA fundraiser
- Jimmie Neil Memorial Softball Game
- Walk of Hope for ALS
- 100 Innings of Baseball
- ALS Cornhole Tournament
- David Odam Memorial Golf Tournament
- Jim Cotter Memorial Golf Tournament
- King's Bowling celebration
- Kennedy Vermont Spartan Race
- Pass the Hat for ALS
You can help us by supporting one of the above events!
We thank you for choosing The Angel Fund to support. We will continue to work tirelessely for you, to raise the funding needed to find the cure for ALS.
Walk of Hope for ALS
Over 1,000 Angel Fund supporters walked with us to raise funds for ALS Research. It was an amazing day!
Even though it was a hot day, it didn't deter walkers from completing the 3.5 miles around Wakefield's Lake Quannapowitt and enjoying the day with plenty of food, the dove release, children's events and a huge ice bucket challenge.
With your help, we raised over $160,000!
We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
To see more photos from the Walk click here
Ice Bucket Challenge
It started as an idea generated by two young men - Pete Frates and Pat Quinn. The concept was simple: to drop a bucket of water and ice over your head to create awareness to ALS and the critical need to fund research to find a cure.
As you know, their idea went viral across the world! Our Angel Fund family embraced the challenge and joined in raising funds for The Angel Fund. The postings of the videos were incredible!
We wanted to keep it rolling into September. At the Walk of Hope for ALS, over 500 participants took part in our group Ice Bucket Challenge. This was their opportunity to thank Pete Frates and his family for raising awareness.
Thank you to Home Depot and GW O'Brien Transportation for donating the 500 buckets and water for the challenge.
100 Innings of Baseball
Although weather conditions weren't the best, the annual 100 Innings of Baseball went on as scheduled, with just a short postponement during the first half of the night due to field conditions.
But, being the warriors they are, the players took to the outfield and played throughout the night. When the morning came, they were able to resume play in the infield. And, as always, many of the players were there from the start.
Thank you to Chief Umpire and organizer Walter Bentson, the umpires, players and family members who came out to support The Angel Fund.
You can see more photos from the 100 Innings of Baseball by clicking here.
Annual Gala and Silent Auction
It was a great night to come together and honor those who have helped The Angel Fund throughout the year.
We had the chance to honor many people who are special to The Angel Fund, including Walter Bentson, Team Derb, Lindsey Miller, Mary Matthews, Cynthia Mazareas, Magda Daly and Mary Bentson.
Thank you to our sponsors:Law Offices of Nigro Pettepit and Lucas, MachGen, Lucia Lighting, Umass Medical Center and Jack Hennessy
You can see more photos of the Gala by clicking here
Boston Sand and Gravel
Thank you to Boston Sand and Gravel for allowing The Angel Fund to create more awareness for our mission to raise funds to find a cure for ALS by painting our message on the side of one of their trucks. These trucks are carrying our message throughout the region!
THE ANGEL FUND for ALS Research
649 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880