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Thursday
Oct112018

Actor James Naughton Joins Wings

Tony Award winning actor and director, James Naughton, will read an excerpt from Ruth Fitzmaurice's book, "I Found My Tribe," at the 18th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Gala on October 17th.  James won Tony's for Chicago (lead role) and City of Angels and has appeared on many TV shows, movies and voice-overs. The Wings Gala raises much-needed funds for research to unlock the cure for ALS.  For more information visit www.wingsoverwallstreet.org 

Sunday
Oct072018

The Muscular Dystrophy Association Hosts 18th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Benefit Event for ALS

Linked here is MDA's formal news release for Wings Over Wall Street's 18th Annual Gala to unlock the cure for ALS.  Join us October 17th in NYC at the IAC Building.  Tickets and sponsorships are still available at our website.

Wednesday
Oct032018

Beier Award Winners Meet in London at ALS Amsterdam Swim

Anjan Aralihalli (AJ) -  this year’s Wings Beier Award Honoree, and Jim Jansen – last year’s Wings Beier Award Honoree, bumped in to each other in London at the Amsterdam Swim, which raises funds for ALS research.  Wings across the ocean.  Please join us on October 17th in NY to meet AJ.

Friday
Sep282018

Special Guests to Attend Wings 2018

Wings is pleased to announce that Sharlee Jeter, CEO of the Turn 2 Foundation (founded by her brother, Derek Jeter), and co-author of “The Stuff,” which correlates the elements of hope, determination, and teamwork to unlock cures will join us as a special guest at the 18th Annual Wings Gala on October 17, 2018.

Additionally, Ruth Fitzmaurice, author of “I Found My Tribe,” will read excerpts from her book, as well her husband, Simon’s memoir “It’s Not Yet Dark” (Colin Farrell narrated the 2016 documentary based on the book). Ruth will also share how she and her five children navigated their lives when Simon, a renowned writer and film director was diagnosed with ALS and how she sought solace and community support after his death a year ago.

Wings is also recognizing Chef Stephan Bogardus and Owner Claudia Fleming of the renowned North Fork Table & Inn. When Claudia’s husband, Gerry Hayden, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, was diagnosed with ALS, Stephan became his mentor’s hands at the restaurant. Gerry worked tirelessly to raise funds to find a cure for ALS after he was diagnosed with the disease. Stephan and Claudia continue to celebrate Gerry’s legacy and keep his spirit alive, raising funds for a cure.

WABC anchor, Bill Ritter, is hosting the Gala.  

Friday
Sep142018

2018 Honorees at Wings 18th Annual Gala

Wings is honoring several special people at its 18th Annual Gala on October 17, 2018.  The Spirit Award is being given to Claudia Fleming and Stephan Bogardus.  Claudia is the pastry chef at North Fork Table & Inn and the wife of the late Gerry Hayden, the co-owner and executive chef at North Fork Table.  Gerry died from ALS and both Claudia and Stephan have carried on his message of hope.  In this video, Gerry tells his story.

The Diamond Award, named in honor of co-founder of Wings Toni Diamond, will be presented to Dr. Matthew B. Harms from Columbia University.  Dr. Harms directs an international multi-site effort using whole genome and transcriptome sequencing to bring precision medicine to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His laboratory efforts occur in both the Motor Neuron Center and the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia.

The Beier Award, named in honor of the late Michael Beier who was a major force behind Wings Over Wall Street, will be presented to Anjan Aralihalli, Venture Partner at CTI Life Sciences.  AJ has worked tirelessly with the biotech and pharma industries to work on cures for ALS.

Please join us on October 17th to honor the receipients of these prestigious awards.  For more information, please visit our website.

Tuesday
Jul242018

SAVE THE DATE October 17, 2018 -- DATE CHANGE!

Save Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018, for the 18th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Gala to unclock the cure for ALS.  This year, we are moving to the famous, ICA Building, designed by Frank Gehry, located in Chelsea at 555 West 18th Street.  More details to follow.

Tuesday
Jul172018

Wings Mourns the Passing of Karen Condron; 2015 Spirit Award Winner

All of us at Wings were saddened to hear that Karen Condron passed away on July 14, 2018. The Wings family offers sincerest condolences to Jim Condron, Karen's loving husband for 50 years, and to all of the Condron family. Karen's drive and passion will never be forgotten. Please visit Karen's website for service arrangements and more about her life:http://karencondron.com/

Tuesday
Jun052018

Wings Mourns the Passing of 49er Great Dwight Clark

Another football player has died from ALS.  See the story in SI here.  Dwight brought a lot of attention to the fight to unlock the cure for ALS.  Help us unlock that cure by joining with Wings Over Wall Street to fund the research necessary to stop this disease. 

Wednesday
May302018

Traders 4 a Cause (T4AC) Honors Jon Najarian to Benefit Wings

Please join  T4AC at Hunt and Fish in New York City on Tuesday, July 17th at 6-10PM for a cocktail party with special guest Jon Najarian from CNBC’s Halftime report.  Meet, mingle and network with others from the trading business. 

The evening features delicious food and libations provided by the chef of Hunt and Fish, a live auction, and trading tips from Jon and fellow traders in the industry.  It will be a great evening of food, fellowship, and fun!

Proceeds from the evening benefit ALS research through Wings Over Wall Street and breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

Tickets can be purchased at 
www.traders4acause.org/nyc. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Monday
Oct302017

ABC's Bill Ritter, 2017 Wings Emcee, Shares His Wings Experience On Air

ABC's Bill Ritter did an amazing job emceeing the 17th Annual MDA's Wings Over Wall Street Gala on 10/26 in NYC. Bill shared his Wings experience on air, while hosting the 11 O'clock News.