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2015 Oscar Winners Bring Attention to ALS

Last night, the 2015 Academy Award winners for both Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) and Best Actress (Julianne Moore) brought attention to those fighting ALS during their acceptance speeches. Redmayne, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, an ALS patient, dedicated his award to Hawking and those fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress for “Still Alice” also paid tribute to one of the film’s creators, writer/director Richard Glatzer, who is also currently battling ALS. Please click more or scroll down to view both speeches, and visit our Donations page to help someone fighting ALS — (Read More)

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Wellsville family benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge (Olean Times Herald)

Recently, the Olean Times Herald featured a piece about one of Hearts for ALS NY’s pALS, Deb Quinn, and how she and her family are currently participating in an ALS study due to donations received through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Please read the piece below, or click here for the link on the Olean Times Herald Website: WELLSVILLE — Remember this past summer when millions of people from across the globe participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge by dumping a bucket of freezing cold water on themselves and vowing to donate to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research? The campaign brought — (Read More)

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2014 Hearts for ALS NY Holiday Party (Photos)

Thank you to everyone that made it out for the 2014 Hearts for ALS Holiday Party. Held annually, our Holiday Party is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your friends, supporters and PALS to reflect on another year advocating for and supporting those affected by ALS in New York State. This year’s event was held at Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn in Honeoye Falls on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014. Click “more” to view photos from the event!

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2015 Joe Marinucci Cruise for a Cure

Join us for some fun on the water and a great cause at the Hearts for ALS NY Cruise for a Cure benefiting one of our favorite PALS, Joe Marinucci. This is the 4th Annual Joe Marinucci Cruise for a Cure and the event has been a huge success, a lot of fun and a great help to the Marinucci Family. Meet us at the Voyager Marine off Pattonwood Drive and fun will be had all evening long including food, drinks and music! Plus, if you’re feeling lucky, take part in our raffle and 50/50 drawing! Tickets are $40 per — (Read More)

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The 9th Annual Jeff Dunlap Celebration of Life Golf Tournament

We had a wonderful time with everyone at the 2014 Jeff Dunlap Celebration of Life Golf Tournament. In our 9th straight year hosting the tournament, Hearts for ALS NY saw the largest turnout ever, raising over $10,000 to benefit our friend, Mike Dugan. We were treated with beautiful weather this year and everybody had a great time for a great cause. To see some pictures from the event, check out the gallery below and if you have photos from the tournament that you would like to share, please contact us and submit your photos! To learn more about Mike Dugan, — (Read More)

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The Ice Bucket Challenge and How it Helped!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the internet by storm in the summer of 2014 and was soon one of the most popular viral trends around the world! With participation by those fighting ALS, those affected by the disease, as well as celebrities, athletes and even world leaders, the Ice Bucket Challenge did more for raising awareness about ALS than any prior campaign. However, many skeptics asked if the activity actually helped the fight against ALS, and with the help of some very encouraging statistics, we can answer that question with an emphatic, YES!

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