Hearts for ALS NY: Announcements

Winter 2015 – 2016 at Hearts for ALS NY

Happy Holidays from all of us at Hearts for ALS NY and thank you to everyone for another wonderful year in 2015! We are excited for another winter full of great events including the following: Roc the Day 2015 – December 1st Our 2015 Holiday Cookie & Wine Exchange at the Wellsville American Legion – December 10th The 2015 Hearts for ALS NY Holiday Party at the Downstairs Cabaret Theater Winton – December 14th Check back often for more details and for photos from the events once they have taken place. Thanks again to everyone for making 2015 another great — (Read More)

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New Horizons Forum to feature speakers and film on ALS (AlfredState.edu)

The Alfred State New Horizons Forum scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, will feature the documentary, “Hope On The Horizon” and special guest speakers, Donna York, president of HARK, and Alfred State alum Debra (McQueen) Quinn, who will present on Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The forum will be held at 6 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium of the Orvis Activities Center and is open to the public. Admission is free; however, donations will be gladly accepted at the door.

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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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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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