Summer is definitely here! As you can see, we have had some great events ... with more to come.
There have been many advances in ALS research recently and we will continue to work until a cure is found. Dr. Brown's most recent research update can be seen here.
The Angel Fund for ALS Research is excited about the discovery of a new gene that is linked to ALS, NEK1. We are very proud that Dr. John Landers at UMass Medical School led the research team to find this gene.
The Angel Fund has supported Dr. Landers and his research for many years, as he was our second Angel Fund Fellow and an integral part of Dr. Brown's research team.
In 1993, a team of researchers led by Dr. Brown discovered the first gene linked to the inherited form of ALS called SOD1. These are the reasons that we support the research at UMass Medical School.
Researchers have identified close to 50 genes that are linked to ALS. There are more genes yet. Our researchers have more work to do and each discovery moves us one step closer to a treatment and a cure.
We need your support more than ever - Step up to cure ALS!
The Angel Fund is unique:
Our support provides Dr. Brown discretionary monies not available to him via other funding avenues and we know how important that is to his research and success.
THE ANGEL FUND is dedicated solely to funding ALS research.
We are proud to say that total research expenditures incurred in 2015 were 92%.
The Angel Fund has low overhead....we work out of the law offices of Nigro, Pettepit and Lucas and our President, Rich Kennedy and the Board members are not paid.
2016 Gala and Silent Auction
Join us at the Annual Gala and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 27th at Venezia Restaurant in Boston as we
honor Angel Fund family members who make a difference in the battle against ALS.
This is always a great evening with delicious food and great silent auction items. It's also a great way to honor our heroes.
The Walk of Hope for ALS will be held in Wakefield, MA on Saturday, September 10th. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. followed by the start of the 3.5 mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt at 11 a.m.
The event includes the release of doves in honor of those who are living with ALS and in memory of those who have lost their courageous battle to the disease. There will be children's activities and refreshments for all walkers.
In addition to walking on the day of the event, you may also donate directly to the walk or make a donation to a walker or team. You may also collect pledges by creating your own webpage to raise money online at
There are several levels of corporate sponsorship for the Walk of Hope for ALS. Several local businesses have already pledged their support as sponsors, including major sponsors, the Law Office of Nigro, Pettepit and Lucas, and The J Group benefiting ALS research. Other sponsors include: Porcello Law Office and The Savings Bank
Maureen Neil and her two sons, Mike and Chris, will memorialize their husband/father Jimmie Neil who passed away from ALS in 1997 at the 19th Annual Jimmie Neil Raffle and Baseball Game on Friday, September 16th. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Comeau/Russell Field on Rindge Ave. in North Cambridge, MA
The baseball game is between the Central, East, North and West Little League All Stars.
Thanks to the Neil family and supporters for making this event so successful!!!
100 Innings of Baseball
The 100 Innings of Baseball, hosted by Chief Umpire Walter Bentson, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th at Adams Field in Quincy.
The game will begin at 9:00 a.m. on October 8th and will continue until all 100 innings are played. More details are forthcoming. Email us for more information.