Promising Treatment for ALS patients announced.

We need your help more than ever!

Hello Angel
Fund Family!
Spring is finally here and we are gearing up for many fundraising events.

We thank you for your support and hope that we will see you at one or many of our events this year.

Because of your support, in just one year's time, we have provided Dr. Brown and his research team with more than $750,000! 

Dr. Brown and his team are moving towards taking the research from the lab to human trials. This is an important time in ALS research.

Last week the FDA approved a new treatment for ALS patients. Radicava (edaravone) has been approved by the FDA and will be available to treat ALS patients. MT Pharma America has been granted approval to begin marketing edaravone as a treatment for ALS. This is the first ALS treatment to be approved since 1995!!

As you know, ALS research is critically underfunded and we urge you to continue your support so that we will find  treatments and a cure.

Book Signing  - May 17th
The Angel Fund  will host a book sale and signing of Last Things, A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love, the true story of how one family copes with the devastating effects of catastrophic illness.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 17th at the Lakeside Inn, 595 North Avenue in Wakefield, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Author Marissa Moss, best known for her Amelia’s Notebook series, will talk to attendees about the real-like experiences which led her to write and illustrate the book.            
Road Races - We have 5
Harpoon 5 Miler
The Harpoon 5 Miler will be held on Sunday, May 21st at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston.

The lottery was held and 5,000 runners were chosen to run to raise funds for ALS research. 

Harpoon Brewery has donated over $1 million to The Angel Fund!

Support a team - click here
Support an individual - click here
Five thousand runners will run to support ALS research. There are so many stories to share as to why they run. Chris Neil's story is one.
Gunnery Road Race

The Memorial 5K Run for ALS will be held on Saturday, May 27th on The Gunnery’s campus (99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT). The race begins at 4:00 p.m.

Registration is $10 per person. Walkers are also welcome. T-Shirts will be given to registered runners. Dinner will also be included.

For more information email Anne Low.

Squirrel Run XX
Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run to Cure ALS
The Squirrel Run XX will be held on Saturday, June 10th in Quincy. The race is held in memory of Jimmy Kennedy.

The walkers will kick off the day at 9:00 a.m. with the 5 mile road race beginning at 10:00 a.m. There are also children's races that begin at 11:00 a.m.. 

Sharon Timlin Memorial  5K Race to Cure ALS
The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS will be held on Saturday June 17th in Hopkinton.

The race, named for Sharon Timlin, will feature many options from the 5K race to a Kid's Color Run followed by a family fun day.

The race has raised over $1 million for ALS research.
Mary O'Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS

The 3rd Annual Mary O’Donnell Race to Cure ALS will be held on Sunday, August 13th in Melrose, MA.

The race is held in memory of Mary O'Donnell, a loving wife and mother who lost her courageous four year battle to ALS on November 1, 2014 at the age of 51. 

Annual Gala and Silent Auction - August 5th
The Annual Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, August 5th at the Seaport Hotel, World Trade Center.
The cost per ticket is $125 per person.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Walk of Hope for ALS - September 9th
The Annual Walk of Hope for ALS will be held on Saturday, September 9th in Wakefield, MA.

For more information click here.
Coming soon......
  • Jimmie Neil Memorial Softball Game - TBA
  • 3rd Annual Angel Fund Golf Tournament - October 2nd

  • 100 Innings of Baseball - October 7th and 8th

                    More details will be coming soon.

The Angel Fund for ALS Research
649 Main Street
Wakefield , MA 01880