Rockville, MD, June 14, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter announced today that they raised $170,000 on June 9 at its Dine to Defeat ALS event.
In August of 2014, an unprecedented wave of awareness and millions of dollars were raised for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research when videos were posted online showing individuals, celebrities and companies participating in the Ice Bucket challenge. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Proceeds from the Dine to Defeat ALS event will help support local families in the DMV area affected by ALS, as well as global ALS research endeavors and public policy efforts.
“This past year has been a really important year for raising awareness and support for the ALS community,” said Judy Taylor, executive director, DC/MD/VA Chapter. “With the help of advocates like our honorees, event attendees and donors – we are working to meet the daily needs of those with ALS and supporting the ultimate goal of finding a cure to this devastating disease.”
At the event, the ALS Association– DC/MD/VA Chapter was proud to honor Clark Construction and The Tower Companies for their ongoing support of the local chapter and its mission to provide care for people living with ALS throughout Washington D.C, Maryland and Virginia.
In addition to the award presentation, attendees were able to take part in a silent and live auction that included donated items such as a Redskins game suite, dinner at the Canadian Embassy, autographed memorabilia and more.
The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter is also excited to announce the return of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which will officially launch in the month of August.
The chapter will also hold its annual DC Walk to Defeat ALS® on November 1. Members from the community will gather at the Washington Monument in honor of those battling ALS and in memory of those lost to the disease.
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association- DC/MD/VA Chapter, visit our website at www.ALSinfo.org