“When people like Steve Shanton host events like this, they are not only honoring a loved one with ALS, they are fighting for all people living with ALS", said Jim Pinciotti, executive director of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) November 19, 2015
Steve Shanton, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation and president of Venture Construction Group, hosted an invite-only VIP event at the David Yurman store at the King Of Prussia Mall on Nov. 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The “Shop For A Cause” fundraiser raised monies for the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter on behalf of Shanton. David Yurman generously donated 10 percent of the proceeds from the event towards the charity of Shanton’s choice.
“Someone new is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes, but more important than any statistic is the personal battle that all of these ALS families face every day,” said Jim Pinciotti, executive director of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter. “When people like Steve Shanton host events like this, they are not only honoring a loved one with ALS, they are fighting for all people living with ALS, so that they may receive the best in compassionate care and support and so that we can get closer to a cure for this deadly disease.”
Shanton sponsors numerous ALS events annually throughout the country to help raise monies for research. Giving back is an integral part of the company’s mission. Charities include the ALS Association, Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Luke’s Wings, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen, Friends in Pink, SafeSpace, Girl Scouts, Jrc Charitable Foundation, ARC and more.
“I have the same passion for life and my business. Work with passion, give with passion, and always take the time to help others. Philanthropic giving is an absolute must. My dad was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and passed away in 2012. His favorite phrase was ‘attitude determines altitude’. When he was diagnosed, he carried the mindset of a warrior and vowed to beat the disease. I’m determined to carry that torch and help others with support during their journey,” says Steve Shanton, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation and president of Venture Construction Group.
About the Shanton ALS Foundation
The goal of the Shanton ALS Foundation is to help raise money for research facilities to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), to spread awareness about this horrible disease and support amazing organizations like the ALS Association to raise funds for research and patient care. Learn more at 561-670-3625.
About The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
The mission of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter provides support and resources for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. We are proud to be the principal charity of the Philadelphia Phillies. Learn more at https://www.alsphiladelphia.org/.
About Venture Construction Group
Venture Construction Group (VCG) is a leader in residential and commercial construction, renovations, insurance restoration, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. Headquartered in King of Prussia, we are a full-service general contractor and assist property owners with renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs and restoration throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded in 1998, VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Venture Construction Group is proud to be an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center preferred contractor, a certified contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council, and a member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at http://www.venturebuilt.com.