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.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2018 WALKS TO DEFEAT ALS®
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PIES AND REGISTER FOR 5KIMMSWICK
Keep your eyes on the pies and join us for the 8th annual Kimmswick 5K (5K run and 1-mile walk and fun run)! Run through historic Kimmswick and along the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate, and the Windsor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). The Blue Owl's famous Levee High Apple Pies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, and fresh fruit pies will be awarded to the top three in each age group. Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle, music, shopping in Kimmswick, and more! Visit the website to register or make a donation. Questions or need help signing up? Please contact Andrea Flanigan email@example.com 314-432-7257 ext. 231
SWING FOR A CURE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Big changes are happening for this year’s Swing For a Cure Golf Tournament. This year is the 23rd year for the event and we are making the switch to Sunset Country Club! This year’s golfers will be able to enjoy a round of golf at this exclusive private club with all this amenities. Join us on Monday, August 20th 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.You can register and find out more information online at http://alsa-stl.org/golf_tournament.
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:
Charity Day at O'Shay's Pub
Event volunteers needed – 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 Melissa Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or314-432-7257 ext. 232.
Strike Out ALS for Ronnie Trivia Night
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 email@example.com to get started.