Portland, OR. The Oregon Convention Center’s Portland Ballroom was filled with over 550 supporters who are working to “Strike Out ALS.” The April 27th baseball themed benefit raised $435,000. Jim Criswell hugged his granddaughter to thank her for a donation to the cause. With this funding, the ALS Oregon and SW Washington Chapter will continue to participate in critical public policy, enhancing care services programs and funding promising research.

Athan & Eliza Sircy give their piggie bank as a contribution in honor of their Papa, Jim Criswell, who is living with ALS

Special Appeal speaker, Nicole McCabe, sharing her personal journey with ALS.

Dr. Lou Libby of The Oregon Clinic and his wife, Jocelyn sporting their best baseball attire

Bidders enjoying the festivities

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter:

We want to share our gratitude to Valerie Hurst for emceeing the evening, and to Graham Crow for helping make it so fun to participate! Many thanks to all of our sponsors and underwriters. We are also appreciative of all of the local businesses that contributed items to the auction! We want to express our gratitude for the 50+ volunteers that make the event possible.

Most of all, thank you to our amazing donors who helped make this event a record breaking gala for our chapter!