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Visitation Catholic School Gym

851 S York St

Elmhurst, IL 60126

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TooleFest2 is a casual FUNraiser full of music, food, drinks and more! Help raise care giving funds for the Toole Family battling ALS!

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"The cost of life... The biggest battle with ALS isn't enduring the relentless physical toll it takes on your body, it's the cost to just stay alive. People have to often choose between financial ruin, divorce, bankruptcy, or death. Unfortunately our country doesn't cover the costs needed to care for someone in my condition, not Medicare, not Social Security, not health insurance. It's all left up to family and friends to keep me alive. My out of pocket expenses are currently over $125,000 a year. This doesn't include Karen who after taking care of the kids, and the house puts in 120+ hours of caregiving a week. I would simply not be here if it weren't for the fundraisers my family and friends put together." - Matt Toole

Please join us to show your support to Elmhurst resident Matt Toole and his family at “TooleFest2” a FunRaiser on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Visitation Gym/Valentino Center, 851 S York St, Elmhurst, IL from 7-11:00pm (Adults Only).

Matt has been heroically battling ALS (aka: Lou Gehrig’s disease) for over 9 years. There’s no cure for ALS. It’s a fatal (usually in 2-5 years), heartbreaking and financially devastating disease. Matt and his wife Karen are the parents of two children at York High School - Regan (junior) and Paddy (sophomore) and are parishioners at Visitation.

Family and friends are hosting this casual evening to help raise money for Matt’s mounting medical bills and hire a full time caregiver. While it is recommended Matt receive 24/7 around-the-clock care to assist with tasks of every day living, right now care giving hours are limited due to expense. Care giving costs are not covered at all, not even partially by Medicare or supplemental insurance.

Tickets for this FunRaiser are $35 per adult at the door, which includes food, drinks, music, and bagpipes. There will be some awesome silent auctions and raffle prizes, and fun to be had by all.

Matt & Karen have faced this disease with courage, grace and an amazing attitude. Through their example , they have inspired all who know & love them.

Can’t Make It But Would Like to Donate? You can donate online!

Use the Zelle app or your mobile banking app through Zelle and donate to TooleFest@gmail.com. (Click Here to Learn How)

Don't have Zelle? Donate Here!

OR drop off a check to any Chase bank made out to the Matthew Toole Donation account

Thank you for all your support and we can't wait to see you there!

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