To support The Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation in the name of Sinderella's Ball.
To Our Friends, Family, Past and Future Supporters,
It's hard to believe that the 5th Annual SINDERELLA'S BALL is only 10 weeks away. This year's event stands to be the most successful one yet. The ball will take place at THE STONE PONY, the iconic venue in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday evening, December 1st, 2018. All donations, cover charges, raffle and auction proceeds will benefit the Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation (www.joandancyandpals.org). Sinderella's Ball has raised over $420,000 for the Foundation so far, but we need keep going.
Last year, my wife Sindy lost her 7-year battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is still no treatment or cure.
Despite ongoing research, the individuals currently living with the disease, along with their families, need support beyond research to help them manage daily life. Particularly, they need assistance with the everyday physical, emotional and financial challenges in order to maintain as much normalcy and dignity as possible for as long as possible. Though devastated by the disease, PALS do their best to "Always Live Smiling".
The team at Joan Dancy functions as a support and resource group to offer ALS patients and their families the most extensive services and programs around. To sustain this charitable mission, Joan Dancy & PALS relies solely on donations and fundraising. In the past 4 years Sinderella's Ball has raised over $420,000 for the foundation.
Your support is vital. Please join us for a fun evening at THE STONE PONY with old friends, new friends, great acoustic music, raffles and auctions. If you were able to support the cause last year, THANK YOU. As in the past, we really need your help again this year. Please consider becoming a sponsor as well as increasing your support if you are able. Additionally, there are hundreds of companies, both large and small, that have company matching donation programs. We encourage you to check with your employer where applicable to see if they have a program. It costs you no additional money and, in many cases, your donation is matched 100% by your employer. It's worth the "ask"! PLEASE make your donation today by clicking on the specific links here on the website. We need your help even if you can't attend or don't live nearby!
The team of Sinderella's Ball also asks that you reach out to your circles to help the PALS and their families sustain as much normalcy in their lives as possible.
Thank you in advance for your support!