FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The ALS Association of Northern New England is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Fells as the Corporate Chair, and John Keshavan, Vice President with Chittenden Bank, as the Walk Chairman for this year’s Burlington Walk to D’Feat ALS. The walk takes place on Saturday September 16th at Burlington’s Oakledge Park. According to Development Director Karen Bugler, the walk hopes to raise over $35,000 for patient services, advocacy, and equipment for those who suffer from ALS.
Fells, who is the Sports Director for ESPN 1070 in Burlington, and ESPN 1490 in Middlebury says he is honored to be named to this position. Fells said of his appointment, “I have worked with the ALS Association for the last couple of years, and am looking forward to helping raise as much money as we can for this cause. My uncle passed away from ALS on April 16, 2005, so this is a personal mission of mine to end the disease.”
Fells has also issued a challenge to the listeners of his weekly show on WFAD in Middlebury. If the Yankee fans in audience can out fundraise the Sox fans, Fells will do pretty much anything the Yankee fans want him to do…Within reason and within the bounds of the law. An early suggestion is for Fells to do an entire show on the Yankees, without saying anything negative about the team. This is a feat that Fells calls, “Close to impossible, but I will do whatever it takes.” Fells has a personal goal to raise $5,000 for ALS.
The ALS Association of Northern New England is also proud to announce that ESPN 1070 WTWK, and ESPN 1490 WFAD will be the radio sponsors of the event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to volunteer for the walk, please contact Karen Bugler at 866-257-6663.