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Wings Mourns the Loss of Norma Steck-Hess: 2002 Michael P. Beier Award Recipient

Last week, the Wings Family lost another person with ALS, whose spirit, courage, and grace made our lives much richer. Norma Steck-Hess, the Wings 2002 Michael P. Beier Award Recipient, passed away after an extended battle against ALS that spanned over 16 years. She worked hard to support ALS organizations, in addition to Wings, and was a fixture for many years on the Ride For Life. Norma cared about people, was curious about so many things, and always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed, but her fight against ALS will continue with her memory driving all of us at Wings towards a cure. We send our sincerest condolences to Norma's family and friends.

Receiving the Wings Michael P. Beier Award in 2002

photo taken at A Mid Winter Night's Dream


Wings Mourns the Loss of One of Our Own; Ken Heath

The Wings Family mourns the loss of a dear friend and a dedicated, passionate, and vital part of our organization.  Ken has been a humble driving force behind the success of our efforts.  His commitment to fighting ALS never waivered, even as his own health became compromised.  While he will be sorely missed, his smile, passion, generosity, selflessness and love are treasures that all who knew him get to keep.  Please visit this link to view Ken's obituary in the Stamford Advocate.

From all of us at Wings, we send our love and condolences to the Heath family during this very difficult time.

Kenneth W. Heath, July 5, 1940 - November 4, 2014

 If you would like to donate to Wings Over Wall Street in honor of Ken's amazing advocacy, dedication and commitment to the cause, please click here.


14th Annual MDA's Wings Over Wall Street® - Hot Off the Presses!

Media Contact:

Nicole Dupuis/(212)682-5272

October 7, 2014



Wings Over Wall Street Has Exceeded the $10 Million Mark In Funds Raised For ALS Research In Its 14-Year Existence

NEW YORK, NY – Weekend Sportscaster on WCBS New York, Steve Overmyer, will emcee the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) 14th Annual Wings Over Wall Street®, alongside special guest host from CNBC and cofounder of TradeMONSTER, Jon Najarian. Wings Over Wall Street is a benefit for MDA to fund research for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) -- commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The 2014 MDA's Wings Over Wall Street will take place at Edison Ballroom – 240 West 47th Street on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 5:30-9:30. p.m. Tickets are still available and will be available at the door for $300.This year’s event will feature a silent auction, raffle and live entertainment from Wall Street Bands including “The Trading Band”, “FUN Ghouls,” and more.

In its 14th year, MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street will be honoring Kim Unger CEO of the Security Traders Association of New York, with the Michael P. Beier award, Dr. Timothy Miller of Washington University‘s Laboratory of ALS Research with the Diamond Award ,the Dick Carrington Family with the Spirit Award. MDA will also be recognizing Kenneth W. Heath of Trader’s Magazine with the Humanitarian Award.

Many leading Wall Street firms and other companies will support MDA’s 2014 Wings Over Wall Street, including: Bloomberg, Weeden & Co., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Liquidnet, Guggenheim Partners, CNA, USI Affinity and many more.

The evening will feature a silent auction with unique experiences, art and memorabilia as well as a raffle for a dinner for eight (8) at Le Cirque’s exclusive Chef’s Table where a $500 wine allowance is also included. Raffle tickets are $100.

ALS is a progressive motor neuron disease that causes weakness and muscle wasting and can lead to complete paralysis with an average three-to-five year survival rate. Founded by those with ALS and their friends and families, MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street benefit is a special annual fundraiser for the Wall Street and financial communities and has put over $10 million in the hand of ALS researchers since its inception in 2001.

MDA is the world leader in the fight against ALS, dedicating $325 million to ALS research and health care services in the past six decades. The Association currently is funding 50 ALS research projects at a cost of more than $15 million. MDA’s ALS Division mission is to find treatments and cures. This means not only funding excellent basic research, but also capitalizing on this pipeline with programs targeted to each phase of research required to move promising projects out of the labs and into the clinic.

Funds have been invested into the most advanced research in the field. MDA’s ALS Division, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA /ALS Center at Columbia University and The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University continue to make major strides in the pursuit of a breakthrough as a direct result of the support of MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street®.

For additional information about MDA's 2014 Wings Over Wall Street, please visit, or contact Nicole Dupuis at: 212-682-5272 or

About MDA

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The majority of contributions to MDA come from individual donors.

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Basketball Legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier to Attend Wings

MDA's Wings Over Wall Street is thrilled to announce that Knicks broadcaster and basketball legend Walt Frazier will be attending the 2014 Wings Gala at the Edison Ballroom on 47th Street in NYC next Thursday, October 9, 2014. Basketball fans are encouraged to buy their tickets to Wings now so they don't miss this chance to join Walt in helping to find a cure for ALS.


Wings Exec. Committee Member Larry Schiffer Takes ALS Ice Pool Challenge! 

Now it's your turn to take the plunge with a donation that funds ALS research directly. Make your dollars work swimmingly towards a cure! Join us at Wings!


Largest Flight Attendant Union Accepts Wings Cofounder's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

The Association of Flight Attendants responded in a HUGE way:


Wings Cofounder and His Brother Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 We hope all those watching will take the time to donate to fund underfunded ALS research.

We challenge you to help us cure ALS!


Wings 2014 Raffle -- Chef's Table for 8 at Le Cirque!

Now is a chance of a lifetime to entertain your friends, familly or clients at a special Chef's Table dinner for eight at the world famous Le Cirque. Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold and these will go very fast. Each ticket costs $100. You can access the Raffle Ticket form here. Don't miss this opportunity and order your raffle tickets today.



The MDA'S Wings Over Wall Street staff takes up the challenge. Check it out, & then do your part to fight ALS!


Join Us at Wings Bar Night - July 16, 2014!

Join us for our Wings Over Wall Street Bar Night.  We are hosting this year's Bar Night at Pranna from 6-9 PM on Wednesday, July 16th. Come join us for the kick off of the Wings Over Wall Street season--tickets are on sale now!


We are so excited to have great guest bartenders from Credit SuisseSTANY, andCitibank.  Each company has their own shift and we look forward to a little friendly competition, seeing which shift will have the most tips and the best drinks.  Come join the fun.  Purchase your tickets now by clicking on the save the date below. Tickets are $100.



For more information, please visit  


The Wings Over Wall Street Gala will be held on Thursday, October 9th from 5:30-9:30 at Edison Ballroom.


Together we will find a cure.


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