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Hope Through Caring Gala

Every Spring, the Foundation hosts the Hope Through Caring Gala. The evening includes dinner, dancing, paddle raise and balloon raffle.

The Hope Through Caring Award was established in 1988 to honor those whose extraordinary commitment to the fight against ALS has helped raise funds for research and clinical care, provide services for people living with ALS and their families and increase public awareness.

And in 2019, we awarded the inaugural Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award, named after two of our founders to honor their decades of commitment towards seeing a world free of ALS. The award recognizes a significant individual advancement or a body of work dedicated to further ALS research, treatment or clinical care.


Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2019 Hope Through Caring Gala on Saturday, March 9.

Stay tuned for photos from the evening!

Missed your chance to make an impact the night-of? Don’t worry, online donations are still being accepted!

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Left: Mindy Evans-Williams, mother, sister, friend, philanthropist and our Hope Through Caring Award honoree

Right: Dr. Robert L. Sufit, professor of Neurology and Surgery, Northwestern Medicine and the inaugural Harvey and Bonny Gaffen Advancements in ALS Award honoree. 

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