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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.

 

Wednesday
Oct252017

IEX Holds Their 3rd Annual "K-Day" Event On 10/26 To Benefit ALS Research/Wings

IEX Trades for Charity on October 26

Traders Magazine Online News, October 25, 2017

John D'Antona Jr.

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It feels good to give back to the community.

 

And the heads of IEX, the U.S.’ newest stock exchange, are giving back by holding their third annual “K-Day” event to benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research. The event is spearheaded by John Schwall, COO and Co-Founder of IEX.

 

On IEX K-Day, every trade – displayed and non-displayed – of at least 1,000 shares executed on IEX contributes towards a donation to Wings Over Wall Street. On last year’s K-Day, IEX donated over $71,000 to WOWS.

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So, what is the exchange’s connection to WOWS? It’s a personal one for Schwall, who shared with Traders Magazine that his mother suffered from the disease and fought ALS for many years before passing away.

“I’m proud of the incredible support that IEX and the broader industry have shown for Wings over Wall Street over the years,” Schwall said. “The fight against ALS is close to my heart, and it means a lot to me that we can come together to support research that can contribute to finding a cure.”

To learn more about Wings Over Wall Street, please click here    

To learn more about ALS, please click here 

To learn about IEX, please click here 

 

 

Sara Forster Marketing & Communications

IEX Group, Inc.  |  4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich St, 44th Floor, New York, NY 10007  |  w. 646.343.2131  |  www.iextrading.com 

 

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 ***This is the live link for today, 10/26/17, to track how much is being raised! - https://iextrading.com/kday/

Friday
Oct202017

Wings Sponsor Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Starts Phase 3 Trials of NurOwn 

Unlocking the Cure for ALS is the only mission of MDA's Wings Over Wall Street.  One of our sponsors, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, is knocking on the door of unlocking the cure with its NurOwn gene therapy.  The linked article (here) goes into some detail on the Phase 3 Trials that are now starting.  More details are found in this press release and on clinicaltrials.gov.  Wings Diamond Award honoree, Merit Cudkowicz from Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the principal investigators. This is a huge development with significant potential to unlock the cure for ALS.  Brainstorm is sponsoring the 17th Wings Over Wall Street Gala on October 26, 2017 at The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.  Please join them by purchasing a ticket or donating today.

Wednesday
Sep202017

ABC Newscaster Bill Ritter to Emcee Wings October 26th Gala

MDA's Wings Over Wall Street, the Gala committed to unlocking the cure for ALS, is proud to announce that WABC-New York anchor, Bill Ritter, will emcee its October 26, 2017 Gala at The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, NYC.  In its 17th year, Wings has put over $11 million in the hands of ALS researchers.  

Bill Ritter started at Eyewitness News in June, 1998, anchoring weekends while working full time Monday through Friday for ABC News and 20/20 as a correspondent.

He started anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast on Eyewitness News in October, 1999, succeeding the great Bill Beutel, and then added the 6 p.m. newscast in February, 2001.

He has covered, for Eyewitness News and ABC News, the big and important events since 1992 when he joined ABC as founding co-host of "Good Morning America/Sunday."

Earlier in his career Bill, a native of Los Angeles native, reported on the Rodney King trial and the subsequent Los Angeles riots for the Fox Television Network. From August 1991 through February 1992 Ritter also served as a reporter for the Fox Network's nationally syndicated show Entertainment Daily Journal (E.D.J.); and from February 1990 to August 1991 was an investigative reporter for KTTV-TV (Fox Television) in Los Angeles. He also was an anchor for the station's Gulf War coverage.

He began his television career as a business and then investigative reporter for KNSD-TV (NBC affiliate) in San Diego from February 1987 to January 1990.

Bill began his career in print journalism in 1972. He served as a reporter and then business editor of the San Diego County edition of The Los Angeles Times from February 1984 to January 1987. He also worked as a reporter and editor for the San Diego Business Journal from June 1980 to January 1984.

Additionally, Ritter served as a board member and then chairman of Crash, Inc., a non-profit drug education and prevention organization in San Diego, from 1980 to 1990. He also was on the San Diego State University Business School advisory board in 1984 and 1985.

Ritter attended San Diego State University from 1968-1972. He was kicked out of school for demonstrating against the Vietnam War. Forty years later he went back to college, graduating from The New School in May, 2016.

Please join Bill and the Wings family on October 26, 2017 to unlock the cure for ALS

Wednesday
Sep132017

Comprehensive Edaravone Clinical Program Data Published 

Wings Presenting Sponsor, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. has made its groundbreaking Edaravone study available to researchers.  Edaravone, sold under the Radicava and Radicut names, is the first ALS drug approved by the FDA in 15 years.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. today announced that the comprehensive clinical development program data for edaravone in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been published as a supplement to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration (ALSFTD), a leading journal for ALS and FTD research.

The supplement, Edaravone in ALS, provides ALS specialists and researchers a full review of edaravone's 13-year clinical development program, offering a comprehensive overview of the rationale and progression by which researchers were able to demonstrate edaravone's clinical benefit. In a therapeutic arena as devastating and difficult as ALS, which has been challenged by negative trials for many therapeutic agents, key learnings from this development program may be applicable to other future ALS clinical research. 

Edaravone in ALS provides valuable insight into the process by which the sponsor conducted an extensive 13-year clinical development program leading to approval for patients in Japan and South Korea in 2015 – and the United Statesin 2017.

To view the supplement, please click here:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/iafd20/18/sup1?nav=tocList