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Franklin Terrace Ballroom

126 Campbell Avenue

Troy, NY 12180

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Until recently, ALS is a disease you hear little about. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS for short or also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is an incurable progressive disease that affects nerves in your brain and spinal cord that control your muscles. As the muscles get weaker, it becomes harder to walk, talk, eat and eventually breathe. In 2012-2013, my husband’s younger brother Michael was diagnosed with ALS.

During this time, I watched my husband, Tim, and his family come together with amazing strength, love and support for Michael, his wife and their two young children. Shortly into his diagnosis,they moved to Troy,NY from Maryland where he went from walking with a cane to a mobility chair. They soon needed a mobility van and a great amount of medical equipment for their house and bathroom to ease the everyday stuggles of getting around for Michael, his wife, and caretakers.

My husband' s sister took months off from work, and my husband spent every free moment with his brother. Soon after his diagnosis, breathing and eating became much more difficult, at times, even impossible.

Prior to my husbands's brother becoming diagnosed with ALS, we particiapted in the "Walk to Strike out ALS" held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center each fall. We have also participated in many ALS fundraisers over the years including Biketoberfest put on by the Filarecki family due the loss of their father, the ice bucket challenge, and now Stand Up to ALS: comedy night fundraiser. We knew we wanted to give back to the center to help others, as they helped Michael and his family. Michael and all those affected by ALS are our inspiration for this event; a light hearted evening, joined together to support and to continue awareness for ALS.

With two young kids, and an amazing wife beside him, we lost my husbands brother Michael to ALS in July 2015 at the young age of 39.

We invite you to join us for our 3rd annual "Stand Up to ALS" comedy night fundraiser for a special evening of light-hearted fun, dinner, and prizes. Proceeds directly benefit St. Peter's ALS Regional Center of Albany, NY. It is through your generous donations and support in which the center is able to provide medical and equipment assistance to patients and their families affected by ALS at no additional cost.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you.

Ticket price includes Cocktail hour 6:00- 7:00 with open bar for one hour, beer, wine, soft drinks and light appetizers. Full seated dinner; salad, entree, dessert/coffee and show to follow; Basket raffle and door prizes; Parking on site. Busniess/cocktail attire preferred. Donations can also be made thru Eventbrite and during the night of the event by cash/check.


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