Dear Angel Fund Family:
As we usher in a new year, we have renewed hope and excitement for the future. The past two years have shown that we are resilient and, despite the global pandemic that has touched all our lives, great strides have made by Dr. Robert Brown and his research team to find a treatment and a cure for ALS.
We ended 2021 with the exciting news of a clinical human trial that was initiated and led by Dr. Brown and Dr. Jonathan Watts that showed significant progress in suppressing expression of the most commonly mutated ALS gene, C9ORF72 (C9). What is even more exciting is that the majority of the funding for this groundbreaking research was provided by The Angel Fund!
We have always stressed that every dollar counts, and this is an example of how the Angel Fund family and supporters have played a huge role in this extraordinary work. Now, more than ever, we see a treatment and cure on the horizon, but we still have a long way to go. This research makes it even more important that we continue the forward momentum.
We hope that you will continue your support of The Angel Fund for ALS Research in any way you can – whether making a financial donation or attending and participating in some of the fundraising events that are held throughout the year. Our 2022 schedule of events includes the Annual Gala in April, the Harpoon 5-Miler in May and the Squirrel Run and Sharon Timlin Race both of which are traditionally held in June, the Walk of Hope for ALS in September, 100 Innings of Baseball in October, and a number of golf tournaments, road races, walks, and other events held to benefit ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School.
Thank you for your continued support. As a family, we will work together to make hope a reality.
Thank you for stepping up to cure ALS.
Richard P. Kennedy