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Curtis Martin to Headline Event for ALS Research


New York Jets Curtis Martin and New York Yankees Curtis Granderson to Receive Hero for Hope Awards


WHAT: A Midwinter Night's Dream is an annual charity fundraiser held by the Northport High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. The event supports Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research and is unique in that it is run entirely by high school students, ranging in age from 15 to 17. Each year the students produce a full-scale charity dinner at the beautiful Oheka Castle, complete with live and silentauctions and celebrity guests.


The students became proactive in fighting ALS after two teachers in their district were diagnosed with the disease. In the seven years since the event was founded, the group has raised more than $1.5 million for ALS research and related causes. In addition to their highly successful fundraising campaign, AMND has also created and funded a variety of ALS related initiatives. These include a research center at Stony Brook University, a patient services program for those diagnosed with ALS, a student research program, which sends high school students to work in ALS research labs across the country, and a Philanthropy Center, which teaches grade school kids about the importance of philanthropic work.


WHO:            Students and faculty of the Northport High School

                        Celebrities and athletes include:

Billy Baldwin – Gossip Girl

Robert Burke – Blue Blood

Curtis Granderson – New York Yankees – HERO FOR HOPE

Adam Graves – New York Rangers

Sarah Hughes – Olympic Gold Medalist

Richard Kind – Comedian/Toy Story 3

Curtis Martin – New York Jets  – HERO FOR HOPE

                        Jackie Martling - Comedian

Chris Pendergast – Northport High School – HERO FOR HOPE

Vincent Piazza – Boardwalk Empire

Caroline Rhea – Comedienne/The Biggest Loser

Zuzanna Szadkowski – Gossip Girl


WHEN:           Thursday, January 6, 2011

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

6:30 pm – Media Call Time


WHERE:         Oheka Castle

                        135 West Gate Drive

                        Huntington, NY 11743



CONTACT:     Traci Coulter / / 917.776.9184

                        Deirdre Corley / / 917.753.2792