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CHAPTER NEWS

NEW DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR PATIENT CARE

Anna Zelinske, M.A., CRC, CCM has joined our staff in the role of Director of Programs and Services for Patient Care for the Chapter. Anna has 19 years of experience in the disability field starting with the Marshall Habilitation Center in Marshall, Missouri. After graduating from Missouri Valley College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Service Agency Management, Anna continued her work with the Missouri Department of Mental Health at the St. Charles Habilitation Center in her home town of St. Charles, Missouri. In 2006, she obtained a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University and spent the next nearly 8 years at Paraquad Inc. in various roles, including the Director of Independent Living Programs. Anna left Paraquad in 2013 to fill the role of Director of the Adult Day Center at the Jewish Community Center. She has a niche for developing and overseeing quality programs with a solid understanding of addressing the needs in the community and working with a team to making a positive impact for those served. Anna was most recently an Agency Relations Specialist with Productive Living Board, the SB40 Board in St. Louis County. She was also an adjunct Professor at Maryville University with Master level students in the Rehabilitation Counseling program.

CHAPTER EVENTS

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 2019 WALK TO DEFEAT ALS®

ST. LOUIS

Join us June 22, 2019 in Forest Park for the 20th Anniversary of the St. Louis Walk to Defeat ALS presented by Dowd Bennett. This year we have a goal of raising more than $450,000 and we know it is a goal we can accomplish together. Register today at WalkToDefeatALS.org. Contact Natalie Pottebaum at npottebaum@alsastl.org or 314.432.7257 ext. 230 with any questions.

Save the date for the Walk to Defeat ALS Kickoff celebration to learn tips about how to make the most out of this Walk season and reach your fundraising goals. Gather your Walk team while enjoying food and drinks as we look back at the past twenty years and how far we have come while we work together to see how far we can go! The kickoff will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at Llywelyn's Pub Webster Groves from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, IL

Join us June 15 at Southwind Park in Springfield, IL for the 2019 Walk to Defeat ALS. There will be a 1-mile walk along with food, music, entertainment and silent auction. To register visit to WalkToDefeatALS.org. Questions or need help signing up? Please contact Andrea Flanigan at aflanigan@alsastl.org or 314.432.7257 ext. 231.

Save the date for the Walk to Defeat ALS Kickoff Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18 at Piper Glen Golf Course from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gather your Walk team while enjoying food and drinks and learn how to make this Walk season a success.

More Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for our other events this year, including the Kimmswick 5K Keep Your Eyes on the Pies Race on Saturday, August 10, 2019 and the Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament on Monday, August 12, 2019.

COMMUNITY PARTNER EVENTS

Every year, more than 30 community partner events are hosted in support of The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter by families, groups and individuals.  Join us for the following events:

St. Paddy’s Half Marathon Run and 7K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 9, 2019
The ALS Association has been chosen again this year to be the beneficiary for the 2019 St. Paddy’s Half Marathon Run and 7K Run/Walk in Creve Coeur Park. Be sure to use ALS2019 to get $5 off along with 10% of your registration fee is donated back to the Association. To register visit https://missouriruns.com/crevecoeurstpaddys7k.

Interested in volunteering for this event? We are in need of volunteers to assist with registration, course marshal and water stations. If you are interested in helping with the St. Paddy’s Half Marathon and 7K, please reach out to Michelle Reynolds Gray mgray@alsastl.org 314-432-7257 ext. 224.

Are you interested in a new way to support the Association this year?  Consider hosting your own Community Partner event. Community Partner fundraising events are organized and managed by a family, group, or individual that would like to raise money to support the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter.  Examples of these events include golf outings, bike rides, auctions, raffles, walks, or runs.  Be creative and come up with an event we’ve never heard of before!  Have fun and support the Association at the same time.  Contact Andrea Flanigan at 314-432-7257 x8 or aflanigan@alsastl.org to get started. 

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