Signature Sponsor of the Chapter's 40th Anniversary    

Featuring Special Guest Speaker author Mitch Albom, an acoustic performance by founding members of The Hooters and
an exciting auction.

The Chapter is proud to be the official charity of the Phillies since 1984.

Please call 215-643-5434 for sponsorship and ticket information.


Honoring the Promise, Advancing the Mission is our yearlong theme to recognize and celebrate the Chapter’s founding
forty years ago.

Our promise is to provide unparalleled care and support to the 1,200 families we are privileged to serve in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

We are advancing the mission by supporting ALS research focused on discovering  effective treatments and a cure for ALS.

YOU, our treasured donors and volunteers, make all of this possible.

Please join us on November 9th to mark this important milestone in our history of fighting ALS together. We have much to celebrate!

Our Mission
The mission of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Complimentary Valet Parking at VIE, 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

  Event Program
5:30 - 6:30 pm    VIP Reception
6:00 - 7:00 pm    Abundant Hors D ’Oeuvres Cocktail Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
9:00 - 10:30 pm  After Party with dancing music
  Special Guest Speaker – Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a bestselling novelist, a screen-writer, a playwright, and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of six consecutive number-one New York Times bestsellers and has sold more than thirty-four million copies of his books in forty-two languages worldwide. tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four years atop the New York Times list, is the bestselling memoir of all time and is celebrating its 20th year since publication. Albom has founded seven charities, including the first-ever full-time medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Mitch Albom/Photo Credit, Jenny Risher

  Entertainment – A rare acoustic performance by the founding members of THE HOOTERS band. You will know many of their hit songs - And We Danced, All You Zombies, Where Do The Children Go, Time After Time.

Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian co-founded the classic rock band The Hooters in 1980. Rob (vocals, keyboards) and Eric (vocals, guitar), along with original member David Uosikkinen (drums), led the group to Platinum status with “Nervous Night,” their debut on Columbia Records in 1985.  The album included hits such as “And We Danced”, “All You Zombies”, “Day By Day” and "Where Do The Children Go." In that same year, they opened the Philadelphia portion of the historic Live-Aid Concert, and were named “Best New Band of The Year” by Rolling Stone magazine. Rob and Eric are also both Grammy-nominated songwriters for the hits “Time After Time” (Cyndi Lauper) and “One of Us” (Joan Osborne) respectively. In 2017, the Hooters proudly celebrate their 37th anniversary and perform extensively throughout Europe and the US. The Chapter thanks them for providing their time and talents to our Gala Celebration. The beat goes on!
  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 Phillies have been an integral partner in advancing the Chapter’s mission.” Wes Rose (seated) and his family (left to right) – Aidan, Kelly, and Nathan at the Phillies Phestival.


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.