The Center of Hope
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The ALS Hope Foundation appreciates the support of students who value philanthropy and incorporate giving back to the community into the goals of their student organizations. Currently, several groups regularly host fundraising events to benefit the Foundation, and we are always interested in gaining the support of others.
A Midwinter Night's Dream is a charitable organization supporting ALS that began in 2004 after two teachers in a Long Island school district were diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Sixteen high school students, devastated from the diagnoses of their beloved teachers, created an annual gala that takes place each January at Oheka Castle on Long Island. In six years AMND has raised $1,488,000 and continue their efforts and advocacy!
AMND generously contributes to the Foundation through donation-matching programs and awarding grants.
For more information, visit http://amnd.org/
The Drexel ALS Awareness Association is a group of dedicated students with the primary objective to spread awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) to the Drexel University and Philadelphia communities. The secondary objective of the association is to raise money, all of which will be donated to local organizations that help individuals afflicted with ALS or to local research projects associated with ALS.
Our major event is the annual Hope Walks for ALS each Fall that benefits the ALS Hope Foundation. In the past, we have raised over $12,000 with just these events, and we hope to raise more this Fall.
The Villanova ALS Awareness Club is an official club at Villanova University that was founded in 2008, and is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for ALS. In its first fundraising event in 2009, Hoops 4 ALS, the club raised $3,600 for the ALS Hope Foundation. Recently, the club held their second event, Hope Week, which included various types of fundraisers such as Buttercream Philadelphia's "Cupcakes for a Cure." The club is looking forward to their second annual Hoops 4 ALS event to be held in Spring 2011.
For more information, contact Sarah Pattison at (631) 839-0197 or Spatti01@Villanova.edu.