CHAPTER NEWS

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL ALS ADVOCACY DAY & PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

This year’s event will be held Sunday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 16 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC. ALS advocates will raise their voices and share their stories on Capitol Hill. Keep an eye on this page for updated information, including registration details. Information will also be sent to our ALS Advocates. To sign up to be an Advocate and get more information on the conference, advocacy day and urgent advocacy efforts, please click here.

TAX TIME IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Tax payers in Missouri can donate up to $200 to the ALS Lou Gehrig Disease Fund. The Trust Fund designations are located on line 17 of tax form 1040A, line 21 of form 1040B or line 44 of the 1040 return. Simply write in the code “05” to designate The ALS Association and the amount of your gift. Funds raised through the tax trust fund program will support ALS programs right here in Missouri. Contributions may be made whether you are receiving a tax refund or not.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2017 WALKS TO DEFEAT ALS®

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
This year’s Walk is Presented by Dowd Bennett, LLP and will be held on Saturday, June 24 in Forest Park.  Registration is now open for the 2017 season online at http://web.alsa.org/StLouis. Teams and individuals can register on the St. Louis Walk to Defeat website or by calling The Chapter at (888) 873-8539. The 2016 St. Louis Walk drew more than 3,500 participants and raised over $450,000 for the Chapter. With hundreds of passionate walkers like you, we can raise our goal of $477,000.00, so that we can provide care services to families touched by ALS and fund global cutting-edge research. The more people we have walking with us, the greater the impact we will have in the fight against ALS.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
The 2017 Springfield Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on Saturday, June 10 at Southwind Park. Help us meet our goal of $160,000.  Register now at http:// web.alsa.org/springfield or by calling (888)873-8539.

TEE OFF THIS SUMMER TO SUPPORT PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WITH ALS

This year The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter is celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Annual Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction.  The 2017 event will be held Friday, August 25, at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  Join us for a day of fun, sun and golf for this worthwhile cause of empowering persons with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.  This year we are changing things up with registration beginning at 8:30 am with brunch and a 10:00am shotgun start. Look for registration information coming soon.

COMMUNITY PARTNER EVENTS

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 Sarah Henke at 314-432-7257 x8 or shenke@alsastl.org to get started.

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Save the Date for the 21st Annual Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction

 

This year The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter is celebrating the 21st Anniversary of the Annual Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction.  The 2016 event will be held Friday, August 26, at the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park.  Join us for a day of fun, sun and golf for this worthwhile cause of empowering persons with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.  Registration begins at 10:30 am and there is a noon shotgun start.  For more information you can visit our golf website at www.alsa-stl.org/golf_tournament.