Event raises funds, recognition of ALS – Wilkes Barre Times

August 29, 2015 - als

Jay Duffy shares a giggle with a crony during a a sixth annual PALS of Jimmy Duffy Fundraiser in Hughestown Saturday.

Florence Duffy, mother of a late Jimmy Duffy, sets out a fruit tray with a assistance of Rosie Fascians a sixth annual PALS of Jimmy Duffy Fundraiser in Hughestown Saturday.

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HUGHESTOWN — More than 100 attendees enjoyed dinner, fun activities and intercourse on Saturday for a sixth annual PALS of Jimmy Duffy Fundraiser, assisting to lift recognition of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

The eventuality is a approach to give support and beget supports for researching ways to better a disease, pronounced Florence Duffy, Jimmy Duffy’s widow.

Also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS affects 12,000 people in a United States, according to a National Institute of Neurological Disorders.

The eventuality has grown in a 6 years, lifting as most as $5,000 final year, pronounced Florence Duffy.

This year’s assemblage was a largest, she added. The income lifted goes to a ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia.

“If we could assistance somebody else, that’s because we do it,” she said. “Every small bit helps.”

Duffy died dual years after his diagnosis in 2007 during 67 and had some tough time while battling a disease, Florence said.

“I would tell anyone confronting ALS to stay clever and take it one day during a time,” she said.

The celebration was hold during a Hughestown Hose Company and enclosed a full menu supposing by Peculiar Culinary Company, basket raffles, homemade baked products and many games for a children.

Most important, those collected together enjoyed time with any other and supposing support for those who might have identical situations in their lives, Duffy said.

The purpose is to have a good time, she combined observant a eventuality to her is “bittersweet.”

Miranda Philbin, who owns Peculiar Culinary with her father Gene, pronounced they were happy to assistance a “good cause” when they were approached about catering a event.

“We saw it as a approach to give behind to a community,” Philbin said.

By Ralph Nardone

For Times Leader

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