40th Anniversary Gala

Honoring Ellyn C. Phillips

November 9, 2017

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The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is honored to commemorate 40 years of its commitment to promote resources, research, and improved quality of life for ALS patients and their caregivers.

Join us to celebrate this momentous milestone!

Thursday, November 9, 2017
600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

5:30 pm   VIP Reception
6:00 pm   Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

7:00 pm   Dinner & program emceed by award winning-winning sportscaster Michael Barkann
9:00 pm   After-party in the tent with dancing

Complimentary valet parking. Business attire. Black tie optional.

Special Guest Speaker –
Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and award-winning journalist. His acclaimed memoir, tuesdays with Morrie, spent four years on The New York Times best seller list.

Entertainment – The Hooters will treat guests to a rare acoustic performance by the band's founding members.


Signature Sponsor of the Chapter's 40th Anniversary    


Malvina Charlestein, mother of Chapter President Ellyn Phillips, met Nancy Giles, wife of Phillies Chairman Emeritus Bill Giles in 1984 and the two agreed that “ALS belongs in baseball.” From there began a relationship that remains today and has raised more than $17 million for our Chapter. Now led by David Montgomery, Chairman of the Phillies, and his wife, Lyn, the Phestival, the Chapter’s largest fundraiser, involves the entire Phillies family - all the players, coaches, and Wives, alumni, Ballgirls, volunteers, front office and day-of-game staff - working together to strike out ALS.


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.