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The Curtis R. Vance Foundation raised $30,000 in its first year, $38,000 in 2001 and a significant amount in 2002.  We look forward to surpassing all of our previous amounts raised in 2003!  

On January 6,2001, the foundation presented $5,000 for ALS research to Dr. Robert Brown of the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.  Heidi Erdmann Vance, Beth Chamberlin, and Lee Erdmann were all present for the donation.  Dr. Robert Brown and Dr. Gilmore O'Neill, Curt's doctor, were gracious hosts.  Dr. Brown greeted his guests with a two hour presentation on where they came from, where they are, and where they are going with ALS research.  The Curtis R. Vance Foundation was very impressed with the research facilities and the dedication that these doctors have toward finding a cure for ALS.  Please read MGH's 2000 ALS research update.

On October 2, 2001, the foundation presented $5,000 to Paul and Pam Rudolph of East Hampton, Connecticut.  Paul suffers from ALS.  The money will help to improve their quality of life by going towards a lift system for their bathroom.  Heidi presented them with the check at the end of a wonderful visit, during which she shared with them some of what she learned from living with ALS, and during which they shared their story, thus motivating her to raise more money so that she can help more people. 

On August 5, 2002, Heidi, on behalf of the foundation, presented $10,000 for ALS research to Dr. Robert Brown of the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.  The money was designated for one of the lab's most recent projects: attempting to "turn off" the mutant SOD-1 gene.  Heidi Erdmann Vance, along with numerous members of Curtis' family, were present for the donation.  Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Gilmore O'Neill, Curt's doctor, and many other members of the Day Lab were gracious hosts.  Dr. Brown greeted his guests with an updated and wonderful presentation on where they are now with ALS research.  The Curtis R. Vance Foundation was very impressed with the new research facilities and, as always, the dedication that these doctors and staff members have toward finding a cure for ALS.

In December 2002 the foundation donated $1,000 to a Massachusetts man to help defray costs of ALS.

In March 2003 the foundation donated $2,500 to a Massachusetts woman to help defray costs of ALS.

In April 2003 the foundation donated $1,000 to a Texas man to help pay for his Rilutek.

The Curtis R. Vance Foundation looks forward to donating many more dollars towards ALS research and to persons living with ALS.  Won't you help the foundation reach its goal for 2003 by donating now?