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Event Raises More Than $1.03 Million to End ALS!

Little Big Town with Augie and Lynne Nieto of Augie's Quest at the 14th annual Tradition of Hope Gala

Photo credit BE Studios for Augie’s Quest: The award-winning Little Big Town — Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet — join alongside actor Jay Mohr and Augie and Lynne Nieto before their performances during the 14th Annual Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Tradition of Hope Gala at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach. The evening’s celebration raised more than $1 million to end ALS, with 500 generous donors and friends coming together to support this urgent cause and honor two special ALS champions and area residents – Larry Green and John Duden (not featured in photo) – with the organization’s signature awards.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA, OCTOBER 11, 2019: The 14th Annual Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS Tradition of Hope Gala at the Montage Hotel, Laguna Beach gathered more than 500 donors, friends, entertainers and businesses to raise the funds and awareness needed to help fast-track effective treatments and an ultimate cure for this devastating disease.


Little Big Town rocked the house at the Augie’s Quest 14th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala,” said Augie Nieto, Chief Inspriation Officer and Co-Founder, Augies Quest and Chair of the Board, ALS TDI. “Thanks for joining our Quest to #EndALS and helping us raise more than $1 million tonight!”


Additionally, the event was emceed by Actor, Comedian & Best-Selling Author Jay Mohr, whose friend Phil Green (an active member of Augie’s Quest Leadership Council and ALS advocate) is battling the disease. Here, Augie’s Quest also honored two outstanding ALS champions and Orange County residents, presenting Larry Green with its Founders Award, and John Duden with its Courage Award, for their respective personal efforts to help end ALS.


“Inspired night with Augie’s Quest to fight ALS,” posted Little Big Town via its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with a photo of the award-winning band prior to their special performance that night. “Thank you, Augie!”



Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is a nonprofit helmed by local fitness industry titan and Corona Del Mar residents, Augie and Lynne Nieto, who have been taking on this disease for nearly 15 years. Augie was the “Steve Jobs” of the fitness industry, a business icon finding career success building the Life Fitness and Life Cycle brands, ushering in popular work outs and new forms of cardio, and getting the masses to hit the gym. Since their ALS diagnosis, the couple has been on a unique quest, rallying family, friends and the entire fitness industry to fund innovative science, effective treatments and an ultimate cure through their nonprofit, Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. In collaboration with their research partners at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, they have raised more than $150 million to fund essential research and develop treatments and cures.

Because ALS isn’t an incurable disease; it’s only underfunded. Augie’s Quest tireless work has driven innovative science forward at an accelerated pace–including one of the most promising drug treatments yet and a thriving precision medicine program. The quest for a cure is not yet over, but this incredible community is still fighting to end ALS once and for all. Learn more at

ALS won’t stop and neither will Augie’s Quest

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