The Angel Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research, internationally recognized for its ground-breaking work in the fight against this devastating illness.
The Angel Fund was established in 1997 by Ginny Delvecchio, herself an ALS patient. Ginny knew ALS all too well: both her mother and her brother had died of the same illness. Ginny's spirit prevailed, however, and she worked tirelessly raising awareness of ALS and funds for research until the disease robbed her of the ability to do so. She died of ALS in August of 1998.
CHICO’s Partners with The Angel Fund

Hello Angel Fund Family,

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with CHICO’s to raise funds for The Angel Fund. This will be a two-day event to benefit The Angel Fund. Please read below for details.

As you are aware, The Angel Fund has embarked on a $4 Million campaign to raise funds for ALS research. This fundraising project will help us move closer to reaching our goal!

CHICO’s has Stepped up to Cure ALS – will you?


CHICO’s Stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine are proudly sponsoring a fundraising event to benefit The Angel Fund. Shopping days are Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, 2015, between 2-7PM.

10% of sales will be donated to The Angel Fund.

Make sure that you mention to your salesperson or cashier that you are shopping for The Angel Fund to ensure the 10% donation is reflected on your purchase. This is at no cost to you as CHICO’S will make the 10% donation from your purchase cost.

Please note:

  • This fundraising project is not available for online purchases or in the CHICO outlets.
  • If you are a CHICO’s Passport member, you will still get your 5% discount.
  • In addition, you will be able to fully participate in any sales event during this shopping event and also be able to use any of your applicable CHICO’s coupons.
  • Should you want to make an appointment with your CHICO’S Style Expert, please contact your favorite CHICO’s store to arrange an appointment.
  • To learn more about CHICO’s or check out their clothing before you shop, click here.

We need volunteers

If you would like to help us create more awareness for the CHICO’s campaign, we welcome you to choose a store closest to you (see below) and be at the store either day for an hour or two to pass Angel Fund literature to shoppers, to allow them to learn more about ALS and the fund and to encourage them to mention The Angel Fund when they checkout.

Please call us at 781-245-7070 to sign up to volunteer.

Please help us spread the word about the CHICO’s fundraising campaign!

Print out coupon below to share with friends and family.

Thank you for your continued support!

Meet our Boston Marathon Team!

This year The Angel Fund Boston Marathon team will consist of five runners.

It takes amazing people to run 26.2 miles and we have them on our team.

We thank our Marathon team for taking up this challenge and raising funds and awareness for The Angel Fund.

Rich Kennedy

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After Rich runs the Marathon, he stops on his way home and presents his medal to an ALS patient. Many have been the recipient of the 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 doing it for a cause he is passionate about.

You may Donate to Rich’s run by clicking here.

Meghan Osterlind
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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 running and raising money and ALS awareness for the Angel Fund

Read more of Meghan’s story or to donate by clicking here.

Russell Becker


This will be the fourth year that Russell has run the Boston Marathon 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 Russell’s story or to donate by clicking here.

Zack Kennedy


This will be the 2nd 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.

To read more of Zack’s story or to donate click here.

Cheryl Asselin


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.



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The Angel Fund has embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise $4,000,000 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research.

This funding will assist world renowned ALS researcher Dr. Robert H Brown, Jr. and his research team at UMass Medical School in bringing critical research to clinical trial.

Dr. Brown and the UMass Gene Therapy Center are working on exciting cutting-edge research using gene therapy to silence ALS genes. It is the Angel Fund’s goal to bring the research to human trials as quickly as possible.


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You can pledge to raise funds:

stepping up to cure ALS-$500

stepping up to cure ALS-$1000

stepping up to cure ALS-$2500

stepping up to cure ALS-$5000

When you are shopping online at, you can also support The Angel Fund at the same time!

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The 13th Annual Walk of Hope for ALS was a huge success with close to 1,000 walkers and family members participating. As in past years, doves were released just prior to the Walk. Over 60 teams set off to walk the 3.5 mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt all raising funds for ALS research.

The Angel Fund unveiled the “Step up to Cure ALS” campaign – a fundraising campaign to raise ~ $4,000,000 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research. This funding will assist world renowned ALS researcher Dr. Robert H Brown, Jr. and his research team at UMass Medical School in bringing critical research to clinical trial.
Dr. Brown and the UMass Gene Therapy Center team are working on exciting cutting-edge research using gene therapy to silence ALS genes.
The Angel Fund’s goal is to bring the research to human trials as quickly as possible. The Angel Fund announced with the help of events, sponsors and supporters have already raised $1.5 million towards the goal!

On of the highlights of the Walk was the huge ice bucket challenge to thank Pete Frates and his family for creating such awareness to ALS and the critical need for research to find a treatment and cure.

Check out the Walk of Hope photos. and more photos!

Thank you for your support!

Ice Bucket Challenge to Strike out ALS

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on social media and has already raised more than $1 million thanks to Pete Frates, 29, of Beverly!

Pete was diagnosed with ALS two years ago at the age of 27 and has been tireless in his efforts to raise awareness for the disease and the critical need for research funding to find a cure. Pete and his family started the local ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to create awareness. Now millions of people have taken the challenge which has moved from Massachusetts to other parts of the country and the world!

Here’s how it works …When a person is nominated, they accept the challenge and within 24 hours they must dump a bucket of water with ice cubes over their head and post the video to social media or donate $100 to ALS research. They, in turn, challenge three others and post their video to social media to spread the word.

Participants can also make a donation to an ALS charity recommended by Pete, one of which is The Angel Fund. We thank those who have chosen The Angel Fund to donate their Ice Bucket Challenge funds.

Let’s help Pete and others living with ALS by joining The Angel Fund to Strike out ALS………. You may donate now!

You can see some of the ice bucket challenge videos by clicking here.

ALS Breakthrough funded in part by The Angel Fund

The Angel Fund’s support of ALS research at the Day Lab at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, under the direction of Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. has helped fund a critical ALS breakthrough. The gene EphA4 is the center of the research that was discovered by a Belgium doctor, Dr Brown and other researchers. Dr Brown stated that suppressing EphA4 may be a new way to treat ALS.

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ALS awareness

The Angel Fund would like to thank Clear Channel Outdoor for their continued support to The Angel Fund. Our message is placed on billboards throughout the New England region for all to see. These billboards create awareness to The Angel Fund and our mission to find a cure for ALS.

The Angel Fund has launched a campaign for businesses to join us in the fight against ALS. Your business can help raise money for ALS research. Click here to see how.

            Individual Signup

               Corporate Signup