Update on Greg Gross Golf Outing
Approximately 100 supporters and friends attended the 2011 ALS Association Golf Outing hosted by Greg Gross at Applecross Country Club. While the rain may have delayed the golf, it certainly did not dampen anybody’s spirit or their drive to end Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Following the golf, Scott Palmer helped run our auction, which raised additional funds for our efforts.
Greg and his wife Konnie continue to be very grateful for the turnout from so many people committed to helping those trying to manage life with ALS.
Watch this thank you from Phillies great Greg Gross:
Through fundraising events like this, The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is able to help over 850 ALS patients and their families throughout our service area. Because of the generosity of so many supporters, our chapter is able to devote critical resources to ALS research, advocacy in Washington and Harrisburg, and patient services, including valuable assistive technology.
After all of the golfers sat down to enjoy a celebratory dinner, Mike McGinn showed first-hand the benefit of assistive technology. Mike suffers from ALS. While for many people, ALS affects a limb first and moved inward, for Mike, the disease started by restricting the muscles he needs to talk.
ALS may have stolen Mike’s ability to speak, but it has not taken his voice.
Watch Mike talk about the work of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter:
Our supporters are always looking for more ways to make sure that everyone facing ALS can have their voice heard loud and clear.
To learn about the Scott A. Mackler, MD Assistive Technology Program, click here.
To learn how you can help in the fight against ALS by supporting our upcoming events.
As Greg and Mike have shown, with your help, we can go do many great things to help fight ALS.