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.
    
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STEP UP TO CURE ALS

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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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WALK OF HOPE FOR ALS – Thank you

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.

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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.


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