ALS Warriors

Two weeks ago the annual ALS Warriors of Wall Street fundraiser took place at Howl at the Moon bar in Boston.  In this Bartending Challenge, teams from Boston financial services firms compete behind the bar for as many tips as they can get in thirty minutes. It’s all in good fun — and the event raised over $65,000 in about three hours!  All proceeds go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused solely on ALS research. I am so grateful to my friends and colleagues from US Trust/Bank of America for entering a team this year and for turning out in full force — as you can see below — to support this event!

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Team “BoA Makers MARKS”

Team “BoA Makers MARKS” (love the name!) did a tremendous job, coming in 4th out of 12 teams — a fantastic debut performance!  Thank you to my friend and colleague Karen Roses for taking on this challenge and spearheading such a great team, and to all of my former colleagues at the bank for turning out in full force.  Apparently the event organizers said that we had the strongest presence of any team there — not a surprise at all.  I am very grateful for your support.

I also want to thank my Winchester friends for coming out, especially Bill Walsh who first introduced me to the Warriors event last year just after I was diagnosed.  I instantly felt part of a passionate community that is working hard to find a cure and to rally around those of us who are living with ALS now.

Here are some a few photos of our amazing team from the evening.  To see the entire photo gallery, check out the event website at ALS Warriors of Wall Street.

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The committed team from ALSTDI, plus Warriors event founder Eric Engdahl (far left) and emcee Andrew Frates (far right).  Thank you all!

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