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Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown to Sponsor ALS Evening of Hope

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin based trial and litigation law firm, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP (GRGB) has announced that it will be sponsoring the 21st Evening of Hope, the ALS Association-Wisconsin Chapter’s annual black tie gala to raise funds for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research. The event, which began in 1993, will be held on March 8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee. The Evening of Hope planning committee anticipates over 700 people will attend the event featuring silent and voice auctions, dinner, speakers and dancing.

The 21th will feature special guest speaker, Emmy-winning CNN anchor, Suzanne Malveaux. Malveaux will share how ALS has personally touched her and her family, and specifically, how the disease has affected her mother, Myrna Malveaux, who has battled ALS for over two years. In July of 2013, Suzanne featured a special series on CNN to draw attention to the debilitating effects of the disease and share her family’s personal battle.

The Evening of Hope was the brainchild of Jeff Kaufman, a former partner of GRGB, who succumbed to ALS in March 2010. Kaufman, who battled the disease for 21 years (80% of those with ALS die with five years of diagnosis), led the charge in raising funds for ALS research along with his wife Jan, working tirelessly to organize and plan the Evening of Hope event.

The lawyers and staff at GRGB have been a part of the Evening of Hope since the event’s inception in 1993. “The GRGB family has been on the front lines in fighting for a cure since Jeff was diagnosed. We fought alongside him during his long and courageous battle, and now we fight in his memory,” notes Kathryn Keppel, partner at GRGB and President of the ALS Association-Wisconsin Chapter.

Attendance for this special event is limited; visit www.beatals.org for registration information.

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