The Angel Fund for ALS Research (Angel Fund, Inc.) is an independent non-profit charity (04-3478977) dedicated to supporting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA, internationally recognized for its ground-breaking work in the fight against this devastating illness. The laboratory is under the direction of world renowned ALS researcher Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr.
The Angel Fund accomplishes this mission through fundraising events and campaigns; acting as a conduit to the Day Lab for funds raised by associated events, and through public awareness.
The Angel Fund was established in 1997 by our original angel, 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. Ginny’s family, Ginny’s cousins; the Nigro family and the Kennedy family have carry the torch to find a cure for ALS.
The Angel Fund has attracted growing support. It is infused with the energy and commitment of people, many of them personally touched by the tragedy of ALS, who are determined to prevail against this disease.
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For more information about The Angel Fund, contact:
The Angel Fund
649 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Telephone (781) 245-7070