The Angel Fund
The Angel Fund is an independent nonprofit charity benefiting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester.
Recently, Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr, and the Day Neuromuscular Research Lab at UMASS Medical have seen significant accomplishments in their program to discover new ALS genes. They have reported finding two new genes whose mutations cause familial ALS and are internaionally recognized for their work in the fight agains this devastating disease.
>> Click here to read more on these important research developments
ALS (or Lou Gherig’s disease) is a fatal neuro-degenerative disease characterized by muscle weakness and a progressive wasting and paralysis of the muscles. There is no known cure for ALS, and death usually results from respiratory failure in 2 to 5 years.
>> For more info, please visit www.theangelfund.org.
BE AN ANGEL AND DONATE!
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Or try your luck at The Angel Fund Raffle!
Tickets available for sale when you register or on race day: 1 for $5 or Packs of 10 for $30.
Examples of 2016 Raffle Items are below. We will have many different, but still equally exciting, items in 2017!
Westin Boston Waterfront gift certificate
Renaissance Boston Waterfront ComplimentaryFri or Sat night stay & breakfast for 2
Kayem Box O'Meat and Grill kit $150 value
One free individual sports league entry from Social Boston Sports
Harpoon Brewery Gift Box $100 value
Gift Cards from:
Zipcar $100 in driving credit
Boston Pizza Tours: 2 "pizza and little Itlay tours
Free entry into the Cambridge Half Marathon
One hour massage from Massage Therapy, Inc.
Have a prize you’d like to donate to the raffle? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.