BENEFITING: A Midwinter Nights Dream, Inc.
The Freddie Fund raises awareness for ALS in loving memory of Freddie Berger. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed and eventually pass away. Freddie was diagnosed in 2007 and lost his battle two short years later. Surrounded by his family and friends until the end, Freddie always garnered the respect of those around him. He was a caring and generous Husband, Father, Uncle and Friend. For the last two years Alexis Dondero and Victoria Russo have teamed up with A Midwinter Nights Dream (AMND) to help spread awareness and raise funds in hopes of finding a cure for ALS. In 2015 we held an ALS walk and raised $2,120; in 2016 we hosted a dance-a- thon and raised $2,500; this year we're taking to the internet and asking all of you to help us reach our goal of $3,000! All of the donations will go through AMND and distributed to various ALS organizations conducting research. In hopes of ending this disease, we ask that you kindly donate. Together we can strike out ALS! Thank you in advance!