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14th Annual Walk of Hope of Hope for ALS

A large number of teams have signed up for the 14th annual Walk of Hope for ALS, a 3.5-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield to benefit The Angel Fund. The Walk, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, begins with registration at 9 a.m. followed by the start of the walk at 11 a.m.

The Angel Fund is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting ALS research at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. The lab is under the direction of world renowned researcher Dr. Robert H. Brown, Jr. ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive, always fatal neuromuscular disease which leads to muscle weakness and as it progresses, results in total paralysis and the inability to speak and swallow while the mind and senses remain intact.

“Researchers are so close to bringing ALS research from the lab to human trials, but we need to keep stepping up to fund the critical research,” Angel Fund President Richard Kennedy said.

Walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate as individuals or as a team. To register as a walker or to register a team, log-on to The Angel Fund website at  www.theangelfund.org or call the organization at 781-245-7070.

In addition to the walk around Lake Quannapowitt, the event includes the annual dove release for those who are living with ALS and those who have lost their courageous battle to the disease, children’s activities and refreshments for all walkers.

The event will also include an encore celebration of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge in which more than 600 walkers participated. This year’s challenge will follow the walk at 1 p.m. Home Depot of Reading will once again donate the buckets for the Challenge and water will be donated by H2O to Go.

Donations to the Angel Fund can also be made online, or can be sent to The Angel Fund, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880. All donations should be made payable to The Angel Fund. To assist its walkers, The Angel Fund has joined FirstGiving.com which enables them to create their own webpage to raise money online. Registered walkers can create their page at www.firstgiving.com/angelfund.

There are several levels of corporate sponsorship for the Walk of Hope for ALS.   Several local businesses have already pledged their support as sponsors of the Walk, including Major Sponsors the Law Office of Nigro, Pettepit and Lucas, and The J Group benefiting ALS research. Other sponsors include The Savings Bank and the Future of Dentistry.

Information about sponsorship opportunities can also be obtained on the website,  www.theangelfund.org, or by calling 781-245-7070.

The Angel Fund conducts other fund raising events throughout the year which, along with individual and corporate donations, have been beneficial in helping make significant strides in ALS research. For a list of upcoming events, including The Angel Fund Annual Gala on Saturday, October 17th, visit The Angel Fund website, www.theangelfund.org.

Salesian Alumni Celebration-Save the Date

The Salesian family is celebrating  Don Bosco’s Bicentenary Birthday on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym), 150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128. You can choose to attend one or any of the following day-long events: 1:00 PM-Family Fun – children’s games, face painting, music, and more; 3:45 PM-Mass of St. John Bosco: 5:00 PM-Family BBQ; and, 7:00 PM -Reunion Social – appetizers & cash bar.

All Alumni, Former Faculty & Staff Members, and Salesian Cooperators are invited from St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Prep High School , East Boston, Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston, Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, Julie Billiart Central High School, North End , and Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Ipswich .

 For more information contact Bro. Bernie Dube,SDB at (617) 455-9849 or email [email protected] gmail.com. Check out our Facebook page at “Salesian Family Celebrates” under the Facebook page, Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston.

The Salesian Family Celebrates

Don Bosco’s Bicentenary Birthday

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston (former Savio Gym)

150 Byron Street, East Boston, MA 02128

CHOOSE TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL EVENTS!

1:00 PM                      Family Fun – children’s games, face painting, music, and more

3:45 PM                      Mass of St. John Bosco

5:00 PM                       Family BBQ

7:00 PM

Reunion Social – appetizers & cash bar

All Alumni, Former Faculty & Staff Members, and Salesian Cooperators are invited from:

  • St. Dominic Savio High School and Savio Prep High School , East Boston
  • Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston
  • Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston
  • Julie Billiart Central High School, North End
  • Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Ipswich

 For more information contact Bro. Bernie Dube,SDB at (617) 455-9849 or email [email protected] gmail.com.

Check out our Facebook page at “Salesian Family Celebrates”

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