Night of Hope Gala

The Gala was created to raise awareness about ALS, bring HOPE to families living with the disease and to ultimately help with finding a cure through funding critical research initiatives. The event was started in loving memory of Steve Ennis. Ennis lost his battle with ALS 6 years after being diagnosed; however, his strength, courage and determination have remained a cornerstone for this event and its supporters.

What is ALS?

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.  In ALS, motor neurons (nerve cells that control muscle cells) are gradually lost.  As these motor neurons are lost, the muscles they control become weak and then nonfunctional.

Give a Donation

Since its inception, the Gala has raised over $6.3 million for ALS Research. Funds raised at the Gala are earmarked by the ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association ( to support national and local research efforts, including 20% of the net proceeds being donated to Emory University’s MDA ALS Clinic. Click Here to Donate.


Are you wanting to get involved? Please get in touch with us to see what all we need help with! We are always open to adding new committee members that have been touched by this terrible disease. Your help is our hope!

Corporate Support

MDA is the world leader in the fight against ALS, with support of research and services that surpasses the combined efforts of all other nongovernmental health agencies dedicated to ALS. You and your company can assist in our mission through sponsorship, employee giving, employee matching and so much more! Click Here to Sponsor.