Night of Hope Gala has raised over $6.3 million dollars to fund critical research for ALS.
Over the past ten years, the Night of Hope Gala has raised over $6.3 million dollars to fund critical research for ALS. Each year, the gala committee enlists the help of corporate sponsors and individual donors to assist in the major undertaking of bringing awareness to this tragic illness and to fund various research initiatives.
On October 14, 2016 at 6:00pm, the 11th Annual Night of Hope Gala will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. This premier, black tie event has become one of the largest in the southeast and will gather over 600 corporate and professional leaders to celebrate and support ALS research. The evening features cocktails, a seated dinner with live entertainment by The Finesse Band and a silent and live auction.
The funds raised at the event are earmarked by the ALS Division of MDA, which leads the worldwide search for treatments and a cure for ALS. MDA maintains 43 MDA/ALS Centers across the country including the ALS Center at Emory University. In 2008 Emory University was named one of five MDA National Clinical Research Centers.
Congratulations to this year’s Steve Ennis Hope Award Honoree, Jeremy Schaap
A preeminent ESPN journalist, two-time Edward R Murrow Award winner, two time National Headliner Award winner, and eleven-time Emmy Award winner, Schaap reported on our nation’s loss of Kevin Turner earlier this year. Kevin, who had ALS, was honored at the Night of Hope in 2014. Schaap has used his platform to call attention to this horrible disease and provide a glimpse of hope that even when those affected by ALS are stripped of their voice, their story will continue to be shared and heard. His commitment to ALS research and to finding a cure is the reason MDA is proud to honor him as this year’s recipient of the Steve Ennis Hope Award.