The ALS Association announces they've reached $100 million in donations from July 29th-August 29th. In that same time frame last year they received $2.8 million in donations.
Here's a powerful piece of the press release this morning from the ALSA.
At a support group this past week run by The ALS Association for people living with the disease in southwest Florida, an attendee asked how much the organization had received in donations. When Patricia Stanco, the Regional Care Manager for The ALS Association Florida Chapter told the group how much had been donated, she described what she witnessed in an email to colleagues on August 28: “Jaws dropped. Tears formed. The group was overwhelmed and for a distinct moment, silent. I realized I was witnessing hope. It was so powerful—I will never forget it.”