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ALSapalooza Music Festival to Benefit Fight Against ALS

Event to Feature Live Music, Food Trucks and Silent Auction

 

From 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, Grove Winery and Vineyards on the outskirts of Greensboro will host the ALSapalooza music festival. Admission to the event featuring live music, food trucks, a raffle and silent auction, and wine and beer is a minimum $10 donation to The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter. Proceeds will help fund ALS research and provide care for people living with ALS in North Carolina.

 

ALSapalooza will feature the Sam Frazier Band, Lemon Sparks and Grey Matter, all of whom are donating their time and talents. There will also be food trucks, a raffle and silent auction. The cost of admission is a suggested $10 minimum donation.

 

“The ALSapalooza Music Festival is put together to raise ALS awareness and funds for The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter,” said Mary Luper, an ALS patient who organized the event. “It includes three live bands, a corn hole tournament, food trucks, wine and beer, as well as vendor booths with handmade crafts. It is also kid- and dog (leashed)-friendly. Join us for the best party of the year!”

ALS, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, talk and eventually breathe. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control.

Money raised at ALSapalooza will benefit The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, which focuses on finding cures and treatments for the disease through global research and advocacy as well as helping people living with ALS in North Carolina and their families. The North Carolina Chapter serves nearly 800 people living with ALS in North Carolina each year by supporting all of the state’s multidisciplinary ALS clinics, providing financial assistance to people living with ALS and operating support groups and a medical equipment loan program.

Grove Winery and Vineyards is in Gibsonville, just north of Greensboro. To learn more, visit grovewinery.com.

 

About The ALS Association

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit www.alsnc.org.


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