A 2017 Message from The Angel Fund


As we reflect on the past year, we are again reminded of how very fortunate we are to have so many wonderful supporters who continue to fight with us in this battle against ALS. Dr. Robert Brown and his research team continue to work tirelessly to find a treatment and a cure for this disease.

There has never been such promising research than that which is happening right now in the lab. So much is being done with innovative approaches toward a treatment. We’re excited to say that a human trial has begun and that the drug companies have joined us in our fight.

As we see treatment and a cure on the horizon, we still have a long way to go. And we need your help.

WHY do we need your help? We need the funding of supporters for Dr. Brown to continue his research to silence the ALS genes so that we can eradicate this disease and to ensure that no family will have to go through the loss of another loved one.

We are proud to say that the total research expenditures averages 92% of the Angel Fund’s total expenditures (the remaining 8% attributable to administrative costs). The funds that we give to Dr. Brown are discretionary, which means that Dr. Brown and his research team do not have to go through a grant process to get funding for promising research.

Our families are special to us and we appreciate every dollar that we receive.  We know that every dollar counts.

I, as well as the entire Angel Fund board, have been warriors in the fight against ALS for more than 20 years. We’ve made a difference with your help. We know both sides of the battle –  working hard to find a cure while also living with the disease, or caring for a loved one who is affected.

The new year is coming and with that brings more promise that a treatment and cure will happen soon.

Thank you for your support. As a family, we will work together to make hope a reality.

Thank you for stepping up to cure ALS.


Richard P. Kennedy

Board of Directors:
Eugene Nigro, Esq.; Paul DelVecchio, Jan Nigro, Esq.,Todd DelVecchio, Peter DelVecchio, Joseph Ruma, Salvatore Falzone, Catherine Nigro

3 Responses

  1. Wendy, Rich and family
    I am so very saddened to learn of Rich’ diagnosis. Please know I am here for anything you may need.
    My love to all of you.
    Kim DiRocco

    • admin_angel

      Hi Kim
      Yes it is sad news.
      Would love to hear from you.
      Call me at 617-823-1084

  2. I had the honor of meeting Rich last Thursday night at an Angel Fund Walk of Hope Team Captain’s meeting.
    I was moved by his ability to make me feel like family right away. At the time I did not know of his recent diagnosis. After the meeting he gave me a big hug & I got teary eyed. Little did I know, Rich you needed the hug much more than I did. I am more focused than ever to raise money for research to cure ALS along with our Team Amy’s Army in honor of my niece Amy Leland Davis.

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