Emily Moles Tackles New Role as President of the Young Professionals Group

Emily Moles is all too familiar with the devastating effects of ALS. Emily’s mom, Bethanne Moles was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. Three years ago Emily decided to join the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter Young Professionals Group (YPG), and was recently elected YPG President.

“I wanted to get involved, because living out of state, away from my mom, I wanted to find a way to continue to help out,” Emily said. “My mom is part of a really great family and has so much support around her, but not everybody has that. Why wouldn’t you want to help if you have the time and resources?”

Emily said it’s important to recognize that while strides have been made there is still a long way to go when it comes to both awareness and ultimately finding a cure.

“In terms of awareness there has obviously been a lot of progress since my mom was diagnosed,” Emily said. “With ALS it’s still all about making someone as comfortable as possible, that’s all you can do. It’s heartbreaking because it’s such a progressive disease and the decline is hard because people are all there mentally, and to be fully aware that you are deteriorating is terrifying.”

Which is why Emily has lofty goals for the YPG this year, including increasing membership, fundraising, and event attendance.

“I want to raise a ton of money, I want to fundraise because money is what got us the research discoveries, and in the end money is what helps patients. There is very little that I can do in terms of finding a cure, but I can definitely sponsor people to do so,” Emily said. “I also want more patient outreach by our members and volunteers. People with families who live out of state need us, and it’s important to show our core community that we really care.”

If you are interested in joining the YPG, their next meeting is on May 25th at the ALS Greater New York Chapter office at 42 Broadway Suite 1724. For more information or to be added to their mailing list for meetings and fundraising events, you can email YPG@als-ny.org or call Brett Murphy at 212.720.3052.

YPG Masquerade Event Raises $5K For ALS

The ALS Association’s Young Professional Group hosted their annual Fall Fundraiser on October 25th at Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant in TriBeCa, NYC.

This masquerade-themed event was attended by nearly 90 people including YPG members and their friends and family. Everyone came dressed in masks and costumes for a great night that raised almost $5,000 in support of the Chapter’s research and patient services programs.

Thank you to those who came out and made this event a big success!


YPG Fall Fundraiser at Maxwell’s Bar and Grill in TriBeCa

The ALS Association’s Young Professional Group is hosting their annual fundraiser on October 25th from 8pm to 11pm at Maxwell’s Bar  and Grill in TriBeCa.

This event will be a fun way to get to know current members as well as raise money and awareness for ALS, and support research and Chapter services.

Tickets include open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction! Tickets are on sale for $85 in advance and then $100 after and at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets.

For further information, please contact Loren Domilici at (212) 720-3060 or ldomilici@als-ny.org.

The YPG has also unveiled their new logo! Check it out above and be on the lookout for it at all future YPG events and in correspondence.


Young Professionals Group Networking to Defeat ALS

The Greater New York Chapter’s Young Professionals Group hosted their first Networking Happy Hour event on April 23rd at The Ainsworth Lounge in Manhattan. An energetic crowd of nearly 50 young professionals from various career backgrounds attended, all with a mission to defeat ALS.

This was a great event for everyone to get to know each other as well as learn more about the Chapter and the upcoming NYC Walk to Defeat ALS. We are looking forward to more of these events throughout the year! Stay tuned.

Click here to become friends with the Greater New York Chapter’s Young Professionals Group on Facebook.


The 2013 Young Professional Group NYC Walk Team

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter is proud to have the support and passion of the Young Professional Group (YPG). This group is made up of young professionals, in their 20s and 30s, who have a personal connection with ALS. They host multiple events throughout the year and are dedicated to raising funds and awareness to win the fight against ALS.

The YPG will once again be walking at the New York City Walk to Defeat ALS. They have raised over $100,000 since they first began walking in 2008. We look forward to another great Walk year with the YPG!

If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Loren Domilici or Rebecca Silver Fisher at (212) 619-1400. The next YPG meeting will be on May 22nd. To learn more, visit the website or check them out on Facebook.


Young Professionals Raise Over $10,000 to Help Fight ALS

On Thursday, Nov. 18 the Young Professionals Group (YPG) from the Greater New York Chapter of The ALS Association held a wine tasting at Vintage Irving in New York City. It was a huge success for the YPG. Over one hundred people were in attendance and the event raised over $10,000 to help fight ALS and fund patient services.

During the evening, guests were invited to participate in both a silent auction and a raffle. Three sommeliers led wine tastings with five hand-selected wines.

The YPG consists of young men and women in the greater New York area who have been affected by ALS and wish to contribute their time and skills to assisting The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter in its mission to fund research to find a cure for ALS and provide much needed patient services, including three area ALS Centers of Excellence.

For more information about the YPG please contact Rebecca Silver Fisher at 212.619.1400 or by email at rsilverfisher@als-ny.org.