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UMass ALS Cellucci Fund Boston 2017

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THE STORY:

THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The Cellucci Fund aims to help Dr. Brown and his colleagues pursue ALS research leads and breakthroughs right now that might otherwise take years to attract funding from traditional sources. As a result, this Fund will make researchers at UMMS better prepared to “seize the moment” when highly promising ALS discoveries are made.

In 2011, UMMS and Dr. Brown were joined in this effort by former Governor of Massachusetts and Ambassador to Canada, A. Paul Cellucci. Governor Cellucci announced that January that he had been diagnosed with ALS and was being treated at UMMS by Dr. Brown. News of Cellucci’s diagnosis sparked an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues across the Commonwealth and the country, including fellow former governors and other elected officials. Governor Cellucci chose to use his story as a catalyst to support ALS research at Massachusetts’ public Medical School through the establishment of the UMass ALS Champion Fund, now the Cellucci Fund.

“I am proud to continue my career in public service by leading the UMass ALS Champion Fund,” Cellucci said in at the time. “A champion helps to deliver great victories, and Dr. Brown is a true champion of ALS research. But, victories are a team effort. Dr. Brown and his colleagues at UMass Medical School need our support.” Cellucci died from complications of the disease on June 8, 2013. He was 65. In 2014, the fund was renamed the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund to honor his commitment to this cause.

Dr. Brown, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair of the Department of Neurology at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, is widely recognized as a pioneer in neurodegenerative disease research and for more than 30 years has dedicated his career to unlocking the secrets of ALS, a degenerative disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and eventually death. There is currently no treatment to stop or reverse ALS. Dr. Brown has been a leading visionary for ALS treatment and part of nearly every fundamental ALS breakthrough to-date, including the identification of mutations in a gene that is responsible for the rare, familial form of the disease. Dr. Brown’s work has opened a window into ALS that has drastically changed the research landscape and provided patients and loved ones touched by ALS with something very rare: hope.

The Cellucci Fund aims to extend and supplement the already great fundraising initiatives benefiting UMMS. Dr. Brown and team has been fortunate to receive support from a diversity of groups, including the Massachusetts-based Angel Fund and national partner CVS Pharmacy, both of which have been raising money for UMMS and acting as champions in the fight against ALS for more than 10 years. The Cellucci Fund will complement and extend those funding sources to augment the overall effort..

Now is the time. There is hope. But, victories are a team effort. Join us in the fight back against ALS.

http://www.umassmed.edu/advancement/umass-als-cellucci-fund/

About Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD

$7,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Connie richardson

    $25

  • elaine ivy

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $415

  • Kathleen Bracken

    $25

  • Julie Pearce

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $115.87

  • Anonymous

    $26.79

  • Donna Andon

    $25

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    $500

  • Anthony

    $50

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  • Cindy Cook

    $10

  • Mike

    $500

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  • KRISTINE BALKUS

    $25

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  • yvette ciampa

    $20

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  • Emma D'Alleva

    $50

  • Eddie, Kim and the kids

    $200

  • John Ronan

    $50

  • John

    $100

  • Karen Kiernan

    $25

  • John & Jess Riccio

    $75

  • ELIZABETH GREENHAGEN

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Connie richardson

    $25

  • Lorraine Clifford

    $50

  • Paul & Barbara Nazzaro

    $250

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  • Sara Natale

    $25

  • Bello Family

    $50

  • Michelle Rigano

    $50

  • Carla colarusso

    $50

  • Lisa Gizzi

    $30

  • Cara Zollo

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan Summa

    $50

  • kendra obrien

    $100

  • Alayna Dickerson

    $25

  • The Grennons

    $100

  • kerri floramo

    $330

  • Frank Wright, Jr.

     

  • Dawn and Scott Burt

     

  • Derek and Joanne Cipriano

    $100

  • Joseph Ferraro

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kari Young

    $200

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100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $54,900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Craig Adams

Amount Raised

$24,200

 

242% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Miller

Amount Raised

$8,099

 

108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Nocco

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerri Floramo

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Hetzel

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

THE UMASS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC

Amount Raised

$50

 

0% Raised of $37,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Kari Young

Kari Young

DONATION: $200

Boston Strong 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Joseph Ferraro

Joseph Ferraro

DONATION: $50

Ferraro Family 2 years ago

Derek and Joanne Cipriano

Derek and Joanne Cipriano

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dawn and Scott Burt

Dawn and Scott Burt

Good luck Kerri! 2 years ago

Frank Wright, Jr.

Frank Wright, Jr.

In Memory of Frank Wright 2 years ago

kerri floramo

kerri floramo

DONATION: $330

2 years ago

The Grennons

The Grennons

DONATION: $100

Good Luck 2 years ago

Alayna Dickerson

Alayna Dickerson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago