Thursday, July 23, 2015

Project Main Street Tim Sheehy Softball Classic To Benefit People With ALS Disease Saturday July 25 At Roosevelt Island's Capobianco Field

The First Annual Project Main Street Tim Sheehy Softball Classic to benefit people with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) will be held at Roosevelt Island's Capobianco Field Saturday July 25 from 9 AM - 9 PM.

Project Main Street:
... strives to improve the quality of life for individuals afflicted with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their families by lessening the financial burden associated with this dreadful disease.

Project Main St. at a glance:
  • Issues grants directly to ALS patients in need
  • Organizes unique Fundraising events that bring friends, families and neighbors together
  • Eliminates red tape whenever possible
  • Works with healthcare professionals to identify those in need
Project Main St, named after Roosevelt Island's Main Street, and its mission were conceived entirely by Tim Sheehy during his own courageous battle with ALS. Tim, who grew up on Roosevelt Island, never stopped working on Project Main St. and his desire to help others grew stronger, even as his illness progressed. On April 23, 2007 Tim Sheehy, 38, succumbed to ALS, but not before seeing his vision of a support system for families struggling with this debilitating neurological disease become a reality.
Tim will forever be loved and missed – it is in his honor that Project Main St. continues.
Please click here for more information on Project Main Street, to make a donation and if you or someone you know has ALS and needs help.

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