To support The Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation in the name of Sinderella's Ball.
Without question, it’s fair to say that the events of 2020 are unprecedented.
Who would have thought that in the dawn of a new decade, words like pandemic, shelter in place, and social distancing would become the norm within our daily conversations? Likewise, who could have fathomed that, with the levels of advancement in medical science and technology in the 21st century, we could be plagued by a virus that has killed over 900,000 people around the world to date?
With that said, those living through the nightmare of ALS still need our help. They still need equipment, assistance and support. The pandemic has not lessened their needs, in fact it has increased the needs of PALS (People with ALS).
While I know we are all passionate about our cause to support the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation, everyone’s health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance. In light of that, and to ensure we adhere to State guidelines regarding group gatherings, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that we are not able to hold the 7th Annual Sinderella’s Ball scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2020.
This is a tremendous disappointment to all of us. However, I ask you to take pride in everything we have done together to help raise funds for Joan Dancy & PALS. Over the course of the last 6 years, we’ve raised over $650,000 to help the Foundation fulfill its mission. It is something that my family and I are incredibly proud of, and we are thankful to all of you who helped make it happen. Your individual effort and energy is what has made Sinderella’s Ball so successful in the past - and for that we are eternally grateful.
Please know that we still fervently believe in the cause and we will continue to do what we can to support Joan Dancy and PALS. I ask each of you, if you are able, to do the same by making a donation – no matter how big or small it may be.
We can only hope that, in the not too distant future, scientists around the world will develop a treatment and/or cure for both ALS and Covid-19. Until then, all we can do is remind ourselves to Always Live Smiling.
Thank you in advance for anything you are able to do!