As you know, Canal Street Chronicles has teamed up with The Falcoholic for a friendly competition to help Team Gleason and Tackle ALS combat the deadly disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This weekend we need your help! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with selling raffle tickets at the upcoming Saints game. This is a fantastic chance for you to contribute to a great cause while enjoying the excitement of the game day atmosphere.
In an inspiring display of unity and compassion, the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have teamed up to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by ALS. The two rival NFL franchises announced a partnership to host 50/50 raffles during both of their head-to-head matchups this season, with the proceeds directly benefiting Team Gleason Foundation and Tackle ALS. https://teamgleason.org/rivals/
Together we raised over $230,000 for ALS with this 50/50 raffle on the Falcon’s turf on November 26th. Now, it's our turn in the Dome!
- Date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
- Time: Volunteers need to arrive by 8:30 AM and should finish by the end of the 3rd quarter
- What to wear: Black or khaki pants, t-shirts and vests are provided, and a backpack if needed.
- Age and Waiver: Volunteers must be 21. In addition, each volunteer will be required to complete a waiver form for the Louisiana Gaming Association.
- Perks: Pregame meal provided, volunteers can watch the final quarter from designated viewing areas, Team Gleason swag will be provided post-game! Most importantly, your efforts will support our ALS community!
- Register and sign up here with our Volunteer partner Second Harvest: http://teamgleason.shfbgnoa.volunteerhub.com/
Thank you for considering this opportunity to support the Team Gleason Foundation. Your commitment and generosity have a significant impact on our mission to improve the lives of individuals living with ALS. Please reach out with any questions!
The Falcons and Saints will be holding a 50/50 raffle at each of the teams’ matchups this season with the proceeds going to Steve Gleason’s Team Gleason and Tim Green’s Tackle ALS.
Canal Street Chronicles and The Falcoholic launched a fundraiser for each foundation that started on Sunday, November 26th, 2023, running through the teams’ second matchup, the final game of the season this Sunday, January 7th, 2024.
Our goal is to raise $50k for each foundation. Here’s how it works:
Donate directly to the foundation of your choice. Donations to Team Gleason will be credited toward Canal Street Chronicles’ goal, and donations to Tackle ALS will be credited toward The Falcoholic’s goal. Click here to donate to Team Gleason and click here to donate to Tackle ALS (which goes to the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital). Team Gleason and MGH are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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About Team Gleason:
Founded by former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason after his ALS diagnosis in 2011, Team Gleason is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). At its core, the foundation is on a mission to deliver innovative technology and essential equipment, all while empowering a higher quality of life for those affected by ALS. As the largest provider of technology to the ALS community, Team Gleason stands at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge solutions that are making a profound impact on the lives of those facing the challenges of this relentless disease. On January 15, 2020, Gleason was recognized with the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for his work as an ALS advocate and an icon of hope through adversity. He has truly served as an inspiration to those in the ALS community and so many more.
If you’re unfamiliar with Gleason’s story (or even if you are familiar with it), I highly recommend watching his documentary, Gleason, which is available on Amazon Prime. It is very moving and will give you a glimpse into his life and why his motto is “No White Flags.”
About Tackle ALS:
Tackle ALS was started in 2018 by former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tim Green in partnership with the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Tackle ALS is not a foundation, so every dollar donated goes directly to MGH. Tackle ALS and the Healey & AMG Center are dedicated to the critically important global initiative to accelerate bringing scientific discoveries to ALS patients through innovative trial approaches. Increasing access to effective treatments for people with ALS is a primary shared goal. Identifying effective therapies during these trials brings us closer to FDA approval and the opportunity to make a difference for individuals living with ALS, and our ultimate goal of finding the cures.
Green, in addition to being a dominant defender for the Falcons for eight years, has had multiple novels land on the New York Times’ bestseller list, and is an attorney, a broadcaster, a TV host, and a husband, dad and grandfather. He’s a Renaissance man who happens to have ALS, and he’s fighting it with everything he’s got.
Both of these organizations are doing incredibly important work and will put this money to excellent use helping to extend the life expectancy and improve the quality of life for people living with ALS.
So be sure to tell everyone about these great causes and how we can all come together to help. If the Saints and Falcons can do it, the rest of us have no excuse.