The proceeds from this fundraising event will help to support the following organizations:
The Mizzone Family launched Mizzone's Army to help raise funds and awareness to benefit families living with ALS across Connecticut. Since it's inception, Mizzone's Army has raised thousands of dollars in support of these initiatives, while expanding to also support the provision and expansion of youth football opportunities in Connecticut.
ALS Family Chairitable Foundation
The A.L.S. Family Chairitable Foundation co-founded In 2001 by family members of ALS patients, raises funds for those suffering from ALS today, and supports research to cure ALS tomorrow. We provide patients and families with the best possible financial and emotional support through their unique ALS journey. Our In-House Patient Programs are open to New England-area families and are designed to lessen some of the financial and emotional burdens of living with ALS TODAY.
Our Foundation helps in a way that these families really need to help navigate the many challenges presented by an ALS diagnosis. We help with rent and mortgage payments and to keep the lights and heat on; we help send children of our patients to college; we help families take what often is their last vacation together to make some wonderful memories; we take away the fear of not having enough to make the holidays joyous and back-to-school shopping fun; we make sure that caregivers are able to take time to care for themselves--and more.
Hope Loves Company
Hope Loves Company is the result of raising three children who had to learn about ALS. Founder, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, lost her husband Kevin Gerard O'Donnell to ALS in 2001 and, since then, has dedicated her life to ensuring that children living alongside ALS get access to the care, support, and love they need to address the challenges of ALS. HLC accomplishes this by providing camp programming to hundreds of children and families across the country each and very year.
The Susie Foundation
Founded in memory of Susan Ready Matthews, The Suse Foundation provides funding and support for families living with ALS. The organization's Flex Grant Program helps alleviate expenses incurred by ALS families that are not traditionally covered by private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and other assistance programs, and their ALS Youth Mentoring Initiative brings the power of one-to-one to the lives of children impacted by ALS.