THE ANGEL FUND FOR ALS RESEARCH
Let's think spring!
It's been a trying winter here in New England. We're all ready for spring!
The Angel Fund is looking forward to the 2015 events that will benefit Dr. Brown's ALS research. We hope to see many of our Angel Fund family members at these events.
We have had incredible support from our Angel Fund family, from hosting events, monetary/in-kind donations, sponsorships, volunteering and participation in events. We are very grateful for your continued support.
We still have a ways to go. Our commitment to raise $4 million continues and we're half-way there! Please help us this year to reach our goal to Step Up to Cure ALS.
We will keep working until a cure is found!
by Rich Kennedy
As we all know, the summer Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm. Angel Fund President Rich Kennedy has added a different a twist to the challenge - a winter Ice Bucket Challenge!
Bring it on!!
The Harpoon Brewery recently invited The Angel Fund, the Harpoon 5 Miler committee and sponsors for a check presentation of $202,000 from the 2014 Harpoon 5 miler!
To date, the Harpoon 5 Miler has raised over $966,000 for ALS research and The Angel Fund. Harpoon would like to get over the $1 million mark this year. Let's help them reach their goal! We are so grateful for the tremendous support!
The 2015 Harpoon 5 Miler will be held on Sunday, May 17th at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston. Runners can enter the lottery to run the race as individuals or "six" pack teams.
The Lottery closes Monday, March 23rd. If you haven't entered the lottery
you can register now by clicking here.
Meet our Boston Marathon Team!
This year The Angel Fund Boston Marathon team will include five runners.
It takes amazing people to run 26.2 miles and we have fortunate to have these five amazing individuals on our team.
We thank our Marathon team for taking up this challenge and raising funds and awareness for The Angel Fund.
This will be the 30th Boston Marathon for Angel Fund President Rich Kennedy.
After Rich runs the Marathon, he stops on his way home and presents his medal to an ALS patient. Many have been recipients of his medal.
When training, Rich always keep in mind that he can run, and he will run for those who longer can. That gives him the push to train harder, knowing that he is doing it for a cause he is passionate about.
To read more of Rich's story, or to donate, click here.
This will be the 13th year that Meghan will be running for The Angel Fund.
"On Monday, April 20, 2015, I will participate in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon as a charity runner and member of the Angel Fund Marathon Team. This will be my 13th consecutive Boston Marathon run-
ning and raising money and ALS awareness for the Angel Fund."
"This past year marked a seminal achievement for ALS research and awareness. What started as a small campaign for the recognition of a horrible disease soon transformed into a global phenomenon with millions of people dousing themselves in ice cold water to promote the eradication of ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" raised tens of millions of dollars, but unfortunately our work is far from over.The support I have received in years past has been truly remarkable and humbled me enormously".
To Read more of Meghan's story, or to donate, click here.
This will be the fourth year that Russell has run the Boston Marathon for The Angel Fund.
To read more of Russell's story, or to donate, click here. Zack Kennedy
This will be the second year that Zack has run the Boston Marathon.
"We have a long fight to go to make ALS history but your contributions will bring us closer to our goal."
ead more of Zack's story, or to donate, click here.
Cheryl will be running the Boston Marathon for the Sharon Timlin Memorial Race/The Angel Fund.
"When I decided to run the marathon, I thought back to the fact that the last time I ran Boston was 2004, which coincided with the inaugural year of the Sharon Timlin Race. I remember our first committee meeting when George Mazareas, newly diagnosed with ALS came to speak with us."
To read more of Cheryl's story, or to donate, click here.
THANK YOU TO OUR RUNNERS FOR STEPPING UP TO CURE ALS!
Daly Family Comedy Night - 10th Annual
Join the Daly family and friends for a fun night of comedy on
Wednesday, June 10th at the Vittori Rocci Post on Brimbal Avenue in Beverly, Massachusetts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will go to our friend, Jim Daly, and The Angel Fund. For the 10th year, comedian Paul D'Angelo and company will be entertaining folks with their comedic skills.
Tickets are $45 per person and includes a buffet dinner. The event will also feature raffles and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Margaret Crateau at 978-578-4553.
Squirrel Run XVIII
The Kennedy family invites you to the Squirrel Run XVIII on Saturday, June 13th at Pageant Field in Quincy. The race is named for Jimmy Kennedy who lost lost his courageous battle from ALS at the age of 31.
You can choose to run 5 miles or walk 2.5 miles.
Bring the whole family. There are childrens' races and events that begin after the race.
You can register now by clicking here. Download the brochure here.
Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS
On June 20th at 8:30 a.m. runners will begin the 13th annual 5K race in Hopkinton, MA. The race is named after Sharon Timlin, the mother of former Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin, who lost her battle to ALS in 2002. Mike and Dawn Timlin and their family will be attending again this year.
The event is a family fun day with childrens' events and races. With the help of race coordinators Abbie Rosenberg and Dave Krueger, along with their committee, volunteers and sponsors, they have raised over $1 million for ALS research.
To learn more about the race, or to register, click here.
Vote for The Angel Fund
The Boston Globe has sent its print subscribers a SILVER ENVELOPE that contains a voucher to designate a charity of their choice to receive free advertising in the Boston Globe. The GRANT (Globe Readers And Non-Profits Together) enables its readers to help their favorite charity to raise awareness and promote events.
If you are a Globe subscriber, please think of The Angel Fund, and return the voucher with a vote for the Angel Fund!
As you know, with advertising, we can raise the level of awareness for ALS, to continue our efforts to educate people about the importance of finding a cure and to raise more funding for ALS research.
We want to hear from you!
We would like see how you are Stepping up to Cure ALS.
Take a photo or video of you and your family and friends and email to us so we can post to our Facebook page and website.
More Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!
Here are some of our upcoming events:
- Walk of Hope for ALS - September 12th
- 100 Innings of Baseball - October 10th and 11th
- Annual Gala - October 17th
- Patty's Angels - Spinathon - TBD
- More details and events to come!
THE ANGEL FUND FOR ALS RESEARCH
Benefiting ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research
at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880781-245-7070www.theangelfund.org
at UMass Medical School