Whether they’re assisting our charity partners with unique fundraising ideas for their upcoming events or volunteering their time outside the office to various worthy causes, our entire team at A. S. Charity Fundraising is motivated by a desire to give. We dedicate ourselves to helping non-profits in their fundraising efforts by finding the most innovative and effective ways to raise money for charity. Our own fundraising specialist, Carey Roberts, even spent her weekend participating in the Long Island Walk to Defeat ALS.
Roberts helped raise money for charity by reaching out for monetary pledges to support ALS research prior to her three-mile walk. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans currently suffer from this disease. Roberts walked for Team Sciorilli Hope, in support of her boyfriend’s Uncle Dominico, who has suffered from ALS for the past 10 years.
“I had such a great time walking alongside so many people who were dedicated to raising awareness and fighting this disease,” Roberts said. “It’s always nice when I get the opportunity to go out and support a cause that really hits close to home.”
The ALS Association was established in 1985, dedicating their resources and fundraising ideas to research efforts as they continue to pursue a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Each year, roughly 5,600 new cases of ALS are discovered in the U.S. alone. The average life expectancy of ALS patients ranges from three to five years, although there are some instances, such as in Uncle Dominico’s case, where the patient lives longer.
“Just being out there with the people you love and the people who you’re walking to help is what really makes it all worth it,” Roberts said. “I’ll be walking again next year, and I already have some fundraising ideas lined up – I hope to double my total donation from this year!”
We are so proud to have been able to support our friend and colleague Roberts as she surpassed her 2012 fundraising goal. As she continues to raise money for charity, we urge others to go out and help support this cause or any of the wonderful causes out there. It’s never too early or too late to start giving back, so join us and our non-profit partners as we strive to make a positive impact in the world. For information on how you can help support the ALS Association, visit http://www.alsa.org.
By Devin Noonan, Charity Fundraising Assistant