Project HUGS and Chicago Cubs Outfielder Step Up to Bat for ALS

On Saturday, January 16th, Strike-A-Cord was the host of a benefit to help raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Thanks to a strong and successful effort from the David DeJesus Family Foundation, nearly $100,000 was raised through tickets, donations and sponsors such as Project HUGS in order to help raise money to find a cure for ALS.

For $125 per ticket guests were treated with cocktails and once in a lifetime quality entertainment. Guests would receive the chance to watch celebrities and famous baseball players stand up and sing karaoke to some of the latest radio hits along with some oldies but goodies.

“It was an honor to have Project HUGS work with Mr. DeJesus and his foundation to raise awareness for such a severe cause,” stated Project HUGS CEO, Dr. Severko Hrywnak.

The David DeJesus Family Foundation, founded in 2012, was created by Chicago Cubs outfielder, David DeJesus and his wife Kim, to help raise awareness and find a cure for ALS.