Back in 1992, longtime ALS battler Jeff Kaufman and a small group of supporters hatched the idea of a black-tie fundraiser for ALS. 25 years later, their idea has grown beyond their wildest dreams.
One of Milwaukee’s most popular black-tie events, The Evening of Hope has raised more than $3 million to date. And 100% of those funds have been directed toward research. In fact, most has been distributed to scientists and researchers here in Wisconsin, including the Waisman Center, a leading-edge research facility at UW-Madison.
While the goal of The Evening of Hope and its silent and live auctions is to generate research dollars, it’s much more than just a fundraiser. In addition to elegant food and live music, the event features keynote speakers (Mitch Albom and the late Christopher Reeve, to name a couple) who share their personal connections to ALS and serve as an inspiration in our continued quest to find a cure.
We invite you to join us for our next Evening of Hope, slated for March 19, 2016. We also encourage you to donate to the ALSA Wisconsin Chapter on Giving Tuesday, to provide additional research funds and to help keep important events like this one going for as long as it takes to find a cure.