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The Ben and Dottie Ohrenstein Research Fund

February 12, 2024 Comments Off on The Ben and Dottie Ohrenstein Research Fund

Established by longtime friend, Michael Friel, to honor Ben and Dottie’s tireless commitment to the ALS cause for over 40 years. The Fund supports research at the Penn State Hershey…

The Patricia Kelley Cunningham Fund

February 2, 2024 Comments Off on The Patricia Kelley Cunningham Fund

This Fund was established to honor the life of Patricia. It will support the overall mission of ALS United Mid-Atlantic. Patricia Kelley Cunningham of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on…

The John K. Darr Memorial Fund

September 18, 2023 Comments Off on The John K. Darr Memorial Fund

The John K. Darr Memorial Fund was established by his family to benefit a Delaware Durable Equipment Closet. John Darr touched the lives of many people during the 74 years…

The Carol Dugan Memorial Fund

September 5, 2023 Comments Off on The Carol Dugan Memorial Fund

Established in 2023 by her loving husband, Sam, in appreciation for the organization’s services and to honor Carol’s courageous battle with ALS. The fund supports the Chapter’s mission.

The Vicki Lynn Shinoda Fund

February 6, 2023 Comments Off on The Vicki Lynn Shinoda Fund

This Fund was established in 2023 by Vicki Shinoda, who has lived her life with an abundance of passion. She has excelled as a scholar, performer, musician, teacher, professor, therapist,…

The Brian C. White Memorial Fund

January 26, 2023 Comments Off on The Brian C. White Memorial Fund

Established in 2019 by his beloved wife, Dawn, The Brian C. White Memorial Fund supports the Chapter’s Certified Treatment Center of Excellence at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical…

The Ronald & Sherry Wenger Fund

January 26, 2023 Comments Off on The Ronald & Sherry Wenger Fund

The Ronald & Sherry Wenger Fund was established in 2012 to benefit the Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s ALS Center in Philadelphia to recognize the clinic team’s exceptional care provided to both…

The William F. Weart / William Penn Charter School Fund

January 26, 2023 Comments Off on The William F. Weart / William Penn Charter School Fund

Established in 2011 by Stevie Gay Weart as a memorial to her husband and those classmates of the William Penn Charter School who passed away due to ALS. The Fund…

The Tony J. Vracarich Fund

January 26, 2023 Comments Off on The Tony J. Vracarich Fund

Established in 2021 by Tony, a veteran of the U.S Marine Corps, in gratitude for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s services. This fund supports the mission of the ALS Association. Tony…

The Gregory J. Telthorster Memorial Fund

January 26, 2023 Comments Off on The Gregory J. Telthorster Memorial Fund

Established in 2015 to honor Greg’s courageous battle against ALS by the Telthorster, Gibney, Pace, Miller, Fustos, and Starr/Schaefer families. The Gregory J. Telthorster Memorial Fund will be used to…