Art for ALS Auction Raises over $100K in Santa Monica, CA
Slideshow featured photo: Candace Cameron, Paul Greene, Kate Austin, Danica McKellar, Scott Sveslosky, Kate Linder, Courtney B. Vance. Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images.
Courtney B. Vance, Minnie Driver, Candace Cameron, Danica McKellar, Travis Van Winkle, Travis Aaron Wade Come to Support the Art for ALS Auction Raising over $100K for the ALS Therapy Development Institute Wednesday, June 15th @ Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica
(June 16, 2016) LOS ANGELES, CA – ALS.net celebrated celebrity art auction Art for ALS which made its debut in conjunction with organization Artists Lend Support. More than 55 artists and celebrities donated works for this silent auction that raised over $100k for ALS.net and the research it funds directly at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a Cambridge, MA-based non-profit biotech 100% focused on a treatment and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The ALS Therapy Development Institute will also be featured in the upcoming VICE on HBO episode that documents a young women diagnosed with ALS and her journey in finding treatment.
Minnie Driver stopped by with her family admiring the artistic works available for auction. Candace Cameron attended to show support along with actress Danica McKellar who won the work painted by artist Cryptik through the silent auction and also provided signed copies of her successful math tutoring books for the live auction which closed out the night.
Actors Travis Van Winkle known for his role on “The Last Ship” helped generate energy during the live auction hosted by actor and philanthropist Paul Greene who was also the co-chair of Art for ALS.
Others in the crowd cheering them on included Travis Aaron Wade from “Supernatural,” actress Kate Linder, and retired basketball legend and commentator Kenny Smith. Casting agent Sarah Finn who is casting the next Spiderman movie caught up with friends Barbara Bestor who is a well-known architect and also purchased the work up for auction by Kim Gordon as well as CEO, of Hensen Studios Lisa Hensen.
This auction not only served as a great cause but also as a chance to truly unite ALS heroes as we stand together and raise funds for ALS research. For more information about Art for ALS follow Art for ALS on Facebook.
(Press release courtesy ALS Therapy Development Institute.)