Annual Cure ALS Golf Classic Unites Local Community to Support Critical ALS Research
Seattle, June 10, 2019 – Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, a nonprofit committed to changing the experience of thousands living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by fast-tracking effective treatments and an ultimate cure, is returning to Seattle on Monday, September 9 for its annual Pacific Northwest Cure ALS Golf Classic.
This annual full-day event features a shotgun start golf tournament, on-course games, live auction and celebratory dinner – all supporting innovative ALS research. Chaired by Scott Cameron, Co-Founding Principal of Land Advisors Organization, the event provides a unique opportunity for Seattle’s community, and many local families living with ALS, to unite and support this important cause. The event will also be hosted by local Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster Angie Mentink.
“We are thrilled to bring Augie’s Quest back to the Pacific Northwest,” commented Cameron. “This disease affects far too many families, and loved ones in our own community, and around the world. Alongside many supportive members of this community, this event will continue to have a massive impact on ALS research. Every dollar we raise directly supports that critical science to #EndALS once and for all.”
Learn more about this special event and register to participate today at give.classy.org/seattlegolfclassic.
“ALS is not incurable; it is only underfunded,” added Augie Nieto, Founder, Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. “We are deeply appreciative of the passionate community in Seattle, and hope all those who care about ending ALS and who are impacted personally by ALS will join us on September 9 for this special celebration.”
Supporters of the event include Land Advisors Organization, Team Gleason, Builders FirstSource, JR Hayes Corporation, Interior Specialists, Inc., St. George Marine, RTS, Richmond American Foundation, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Triplehorn Brewing Co., Newland, Avalara and Chicago Title.
With the support of partners around the country, Augie’s Quest has achieved numerous milestones in recent months. The organization recently surpassed total fundraising of more than $65 million in support of ALS research. Augie’s Quest also announced that experimental drug AT-1501 successfully entered Stage 1 Human Clinical Safety Trials late last year.
Kristen Barnfield, CK&D for Augie’s Quest
Kristen@ckd-la.com and C: 312.203.0828
About Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS
Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is a nonprofit committed to changing the experience of people living with ALS by fast-tracking cutting-edge research to advance effective treatments and an ultimate cure. The organization is galvanizing thousands to join this fight, confronting ALS in an entirely new way, and driving innovative research forward, and at an accelerated pace. We are working to bring an exciting treatment, AT-1501, and many others, to market as fast as we can via our research partners at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Augie’s Quest was founded more than a decade ago by Augie Nieto, the successful fitness industry mogul behind Lifecycle and Life Fitness who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and whose life story was recently chronicled in the award-winning film, Augie. With Augie’s Quest, ALS doesn’t stand a fighting chance. Because ALS isn’t incurable, it’s only underfunded. Please join our quest at www.augiesquest.org.