As you may or may not know, my father passed away in June of 2009 from a disease called ALS. It is a horrible disease that knows no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. It can strike anyone at any time.
On February 11th, I am attending a Gala to benefit the ALSA of Los Angeles. The first annual celebrity gala is hosted by Kate Linder of the Young & the Restless and will feature a dinner and fashion show. Many celebrities will be on hand to lend their star power.
In participating in this event, I aim to help raise awareness and money for the ALSA of Greater Los Angeles. I know first hand how hard it is on the patient and their family, both emotionally and physically. Every donation helps and the money provides significant and meaningful assistance in the lives of all persons with ALS, their families, caregivers and health professionals in Los Angeles and its surrounding counties; and to support research for a cure.
Please give what you can, big or small. Click Here to go directly the events website. If you live and Los Angeles and would like to attend, please purchase a ticket and join me for dinner. I would be honored and so grateful. If you don’t live in Los Angeles or simply cannot afford the ticket price, you can donate as little as $2 and as much as $50 through the site. I know times are tough, but we all need a helping hand from time to time. I truly believe you get what you give, so give generously.
In Loving Memory of Mark Steven Paffrath 02-28-58 to 06-24-09
All my love,