On Friday, November 17, at the Coronado St. Louis, the ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter will host the third annual Ice Bucket Bash, which promises tons of frosty fun for a great cause.
The event, presented by World Wide Technologies and The Steward Family Foundation, begins at 6:45 p.m. with specialty cocktails served up in a magical ice carnival atmosphere. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique live auction items, including exciting travel, entertainment and sport packages. After a gourmet three-course dinner, we’ll turn the attention onstage, where five notable St. Louisans will be put on the “hot” seat, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge live and vying for the title of Ice King or Queen.
The celebrities: Bernie Federko, Broadcast Analyst and former St. Louis Blues Hockey Player; Cindy Preszler, Broadcast & Web Meteorologist; Darin Slyman, CEO & Partner, Vital VOICE & MAX Magazine; John “Mo” Mozeliak, President, Baseball Operations, St. Louis Cardinals, and Rusty Keeley, CEO, Keeley Companies; are each raising money to fund research and care services for people with ALS and their families.
Emcee for the evening’s festivities is Y98/KMOX radio personality Courtney Landrum, and David and Thelma Steward will serve as Honorary Event Chairs.
“Thelma and I are delighted to support The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter for the 2017 Ice Bucket Bash as Honorary Chairs in hopes of making a difference for people and families fighting a cruel disease like ALS,” says David Stewart. “We hope you will join us and participate in this very unique and fun event as we raise funds for local care services and cutting edge research.”
Tickets for the 2017 Ice Bucket Bash are on sale now. Individual tickets are $150, and tables of 10 are priced at $1,500. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to alsa-stl.org or call 314-432-7257.
All funds raised will go to The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter to help people with ALS and their families live life to the fullest.
About ALS and The ALS Association
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS and someone dies from ALS. There are more than 300 people in St. Louis and surrounding areas battling this horrific disease that paralyzes one’s body while leaving the mind intact. There are very few treatments to provide comfort to people with the disease and there is no known cure.
The ALS Association provides more than 20 services for people with ALS, including regular visits from a case manager, equipment loan, nutritional supplementation, respite care grants for caregivers and counseling for all family members. All services provided by the Chapter are FREE of charge. M
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