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President’s Message

President’s Message

    Dear Angel Fund Family:

This holiday season,  our hearts are filled with appreciation for the incredible family that surrounds The Angel Fund for ALS Research. We extend our sincere thanks to each one of you who has played a role in the fight against ALS and has stood by our side in the pursuit of a treatment and cure for  this devastating disease.

To our donors, your generosity is our beacon of hope that guides us forward. Your contributions fuel our mission to fund cutting-edge research, provide crucial support to those affected by ALS, and raise awareness about the urgent need for a cure. Your belief in our cause is a powerful force.

To the families and individuals facing the challenges of ALS, your strength and resilience inspire us every day. Your courage in the face of adversity is a testament to the power of community. We are blessed and grateful for the privilege of walking alongside you on this journey.

To our dedicated volunteers, your time and efforts make a difference in the lives of those touched by ALS. Your compassion and commitment create a sense of unity that is truly uplifting. Thank you for being the heart and soul of our organization.

As we reflect on the progress we’ve made and the road ahead, let us remember that together, we are making strides toward a future without ALS. We are reminded throughout the year, that together, we can make a difference. Thank you for Stepping Up to Cure ALS.

Thank you for being an essential part of The Angel Fund family. Wishing you Happy Holidays!

With heartfelt thanks,

Richard P. Kennedy
Board of Directors: Rich Kennedy, Eugene Nigro, Esq., Paul DelVecchio, Jan Nigro, Esq.,Todd DelVecchio, Joseph Ruma, Salvatore Falzone, Catherine Nigro, Carolyn Nigro, Julie DelVecchio, Neal Gleason


“I get out of bed with a smile on my face because there is now optimism. It may prolong my life, it may save my life, but that’s something no one before me has had,”

Richard Kennedy - President

The Angel Fund is special.

We are not a national charity – we are local. We have very low overhead and administrative costs. Our offices are located in the law firm of Nigro Pettipet and Lucas, courtesy of Directors Jan and Eugene Nigro. That means that The Angel Fund has no rent, no utility bills, no high-paid executives. Angel Fund President Rich Kennedy and the board members are not paid.

Why are they so passionate?

Because most have lived through the heartbreak of seeing their loved one live with ALS and lose their battle to this horrific disease. They have made a commitment to support Dr. Brown and his researchers until a cure is found, the goal of our original Angel, Ginny DelVecchio. They have a sense of urgency to find a treatment and cure by supporting the gene silencing therapy. We know the patients and their families – and the patients know us.

The Angel Fund Mission

Our mission is to support ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research and scientific investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory by raising funds through events, campaigns, foundation grants and numerous other community outreach activities, to aid in finding a cause, treatment and cure for ALS.

Angel Fund supporters make a difference in fighting ALS, and you can be one of them.