ALS ONE Thousand for a Thousand Press Release

Posted on May 6th, 2016

ALS ONE LAUNCHES “A Thousand for A Thousand” CAMPAIGN TO RALLY THE

SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ALS One challenges 1,000 businesses to donate $1,000 each in May, which is

“National Small Business Month” and “ALS Awareness Month”

BOSTON, May 6, 2016 – ALS ONE today launched a new campaign, “A Thousand for A Thousand,” with a single goal: To rally the small business community to help fund a cure and treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  This is the vision of ALS ONE, a nonprofit partnership created by Hanover’s Kevin Gosnell, a small business owner who was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2015.  Gosnell has dedicated his remaining time to uniting the best doctors and researchers in the field, and to help raise funds to fuel their efforts.

ALS ONE is asking 1,000 small businesses to each donate $1,000 to help one of their own in need with the goal of reaching $1 Million to benefit ALS ONE by May 31.  To make a donation, get more information and to view a video about the purpose of the campaign please visit:   www.alsone.org/thousand and follow the hashtag #ALSONE across Facebook and Twitter.

“I’ve always believed in the power of a team and lived by the words – ‘If you go alone, you get stuck. If you go together, you’ll go far,’” said Gosnell.  “As a small business owner, I know the power of this community and the ability to support one another. By uniting through ‘A Thousand for A Thousand,’ we can help make history by funding a treatment for the devastating disease of ALS.”

Donors to the “Thousand for a Thousand” campaign are invited to attend a celebration and networking event on May 31 at the House of Blues in Boston. Full event details will be shared upon receipt of a donation.

About ALS ONE and ALS Knights

The ALS Knights is an ALS non-profit 501c3 based in Hanover, Massachusetts that was founded by Kevin Gosnell and his family with the goal of creating an army of people that are committed to fighting and fundraising for ALS until there is a cure. The ALS Knights are a fundraising engine for ALS ONE.  ALS ONE is a partnership of the top ALS experts from leading Massachusetts institutions, including ALS Therapy Development Institute, UMass Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Compassionate Care ALS.  These venerable institutions are combining forces with the goal of finding a treatment for ALS within the next four years while simultaneously working to improve the care model for persons living with ALS and their families. ALS ONE is a d/b/a of the ALS Knights. For more information, visit www.ALSONE.org and/or www.ALSknights.org.