Gin for the Win Against ALS

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Help raise funds for ALS research and treatments by joining Raleigh Magazine’s monthlong “Gin for the Win” celebration and Tuesday happy hour pop-ups to benefit The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter

Beyond sipping gin for a good cause all month at our participating bar partners, please join us every Tuesday in April at 5pm for gin pop-up parties! Last year, Raleigh Magazine, in conjunction with our friends and partners, raised a whopping $16,000 toward the cause! Let’s up the ante!

Host and partner bars will donate 15% of every gin drink sold during April and at our pop-up events to our team! And if you don’t like gin, that’s OK… come hangout with us! In addition to feel-good fun, there will be ALS raffles and top-notch prizes! And if you can’t make it out but still want to contribute to our team, please donate here any time in April—100% of donations go directly to ALS NC Chapter.

Most people don’t know what ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease) is or what it looks like until it touches their own family or friends.This month marks the one year anniversary of our staff being rocked by three simultaneous ALS passings in less than two weeks. 

Please join us in our efforts to fight for future families for a cure against this cruel disease, as fundraising “drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS,” reads the association’s website. 

In an effort to raise funds for research, treatments and family support services for those living with ALS, the North Carolina chapter of The ALS Association is also hosting a Triangle Walk on Saturday, April 23 for those wishing to participate. 

DRINK WITH US TO FIGHT ALS!

WHEN: Tuesdays in April (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th), 5pm

WHERE: Pop-up Gin Parties

Tuesday, April 5, 5pm,  Dram & Draught, Raleigh

Tuesday, April 12, 5pm, Highgarden

Tuesday, April 19, 5pm, STIR Raleigh

Tuesday, April 26, 5pm, The Longleaf Hotel Lounge/Patio

MORE BAR PARTNERS:
—Corpse Reviver in Durham will donate $2 of every gin and tonic purchased during April.

—Aunty Betty’s Gin & Absinthe Bar is also donating 15% of every gin drink ordered in April.

HOW TO DONATE:

—If donating to our team is more your speed, do so here—100% of donations go directly to ALS NC Chapter. We are raising funds the entire month of April.


ALS By the Numbers

ALS is 100% fatal. It can happen to any of us without warning. Incurable and progressive, the neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing muscle weakness that leads to paralysis across all parts of the body. And the unfortunate fact is, chances are, someone you know or love will die from ALS.

  • 100% fatal.
  • 80% of cases begin between the ages of 40 and 70.
  • 5,000+ people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year.
  • 30,000: The estimated number of  Americans who may have the disease at any given time
  • 2 to 5 years: The life expectancy an ALS patient averages from the time of diagnosis
  • $200,000 per year: The average cost of care for ALS

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