Chili Cook-off raises income for ALS

February 29, 2016 - als

Dozens of people came out for a 6th annual Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cook-off Sunday in Greenville.

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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Dozens of people came out for a 6th annual “Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cook-off” Sunday in Greenville.

Randall Martoccia says he and his wife, Christie, started a eventuality 6 years ago after losing his dad, grandmother, and during slightest dual other desired ones to ALS.

Also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS solemnly though consistently weakens a body.

Martoccia says they’ve been means to present scarcely $5,000 to a Jim “Catfish” Hunter section of a ALS Association over a final 5 years.

He says a income goes toward assisting patients in North Carolina, as good as investigate efforts that could impact all ALS patients.

15 cooks brought their best chili to a coo-off this year in hopes of winning a pretension and other prizes.

“I consider it’s critical for people who are pang to know that a village does caring and is peaceful to come together for a cause,” Martoccia said.

If you’re meddlesome in training some-more or donating to a ALS Association, there is also a Down East Walk to Defeat ALS in Greenville on Apr 30.

This year’s chili cook-off lifted an eventuality best, $2,219 dollars.

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