We’re very pleased with the outpour of support on walk day and would like to thank the hard work of our walk teams for making this such a successful event
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 28, 2011
Kicking recent fundraising trends to the curb, The ALS Association Arizona Chapter demonstrated that support for their cause is not only growing, but also breaking records. After tallying up their walk day donations, the ALS Association is proud to announce their supporters brought in over $33,000 on the day of the 2011 Scottsdale Walk to Defeat ALS.
In addition, the local chapter’s fundraising efforts as a whole did extremely well, raising over $410,000 in support of the annual walk, led by five walk teams who each raised over $20,000 each. ALS AZ also received a huge boost of support from its presenting sponsors: Quicken Loans/Fathead and Valley Toyota Dealers whose president, John O’Malley, was on hand to address the crowd and present a donation of $46,000.
Although this year’s walk trumped last year’s numbers by $85,000, it is still short of the statewide goal of $500,000. ALS supporters are urged to continue fundraising to help the local chapter attain their goal by the January 31, 2012 deadline.
Undoubtedly, the recent fundraising efforts were catapulted by two recent research breakthroughs, one of which identified a new genetic mutation which is the cause for a third of all ALS diagnoses and the other which found a genetic abnormality that is the most common cause of ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Taryn Norley, the newly appointed Executive Director of the ALS Association Arizona Chapter commented, “We’re very pleased with the outpour of support on walk day and would like to thank the hard work of our walk teams for making this such a successful event!”
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About The ALS Association Arizona Chapter:
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is dedicated to finding a cure for ALS while empowering the lives of those living with the disease through care, advocacy, research, education and support.
For more information about The ALS Association Arizona Chapter, log on to http://www.alsaz.org
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