5TH ANNUAL RALLY WILL BE HELD SEPT 22TH, 2012
5th ANNUAL RALLY FOR ALI
IN SEARCH OF A CURE FOR DIABETES
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO HARVARD STEM CELL INSTITUTE
PICNIC FOR A CAUSE
KRAUSE’S GROVE, 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM ~ RAIN OR SHINE
$30.00 per adult ticket at gate - $20.00 for children under 12
includes donation to Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
5 hour picnic with soda, beer, games, raffles, 50/50, live music
JAMBONE - THE BEAR BONES PROJECT - BLUE HAND LUKE
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY AWARD-WINNING IRISH STEP DANCER
GRACE CATHERINE MOMROW (Ali’s cousin)
Abundant food and dessert being served 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Those who wish to join a pre-picnic motorcycle cavalcade around the beautiful Tomhannock Reservoir in Ali’s honor will meet at the Troy Plaza on Hoosick Street at 10:00 A.M. for sign up and the cavalcade will kick off at 11:00 A.M. sharp.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/Rally4Ali
For Further Information
For the Run, Wally Urzan
For the Picnic & Cause
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
TROY RECORD ARTICLE WITH COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMAN MARY DUBOIS
Published: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
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By Siobhan Connally
Mary DuBois is a Capital District busi¬
ness woman and committee chairwoman,
corporate donations and master of cere¬
monies for the second annual “Rally for
Ali,” an annual event honoring Alison
FiskUrzan, who died Sept. 21, 2008 from
complications of diabetes. The event takes
place Sept. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Krause’s
Grove in Halfmoon.
Q What is the Rally for Ali?
A The 2nd Annual ‘Rally for Ali’, a
Picnic for a Cause is a fundraising
event in search of a cure for Diabetes.
All donations raised in Ali’s memory
will go to Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Because Ali and her husband, Wally
Urzan, were avid motorcycle enthusiasts,
a pre-picnic motorcycle rally around the
beautiful Tomhannock Reservoir in Ali’s
honor will meet at the Troy Plaza on
Hoosick Street at 10 a.m.
Q How did you become involved in the
A I became involved in the organiza¬
tion initially because of my lifelong
friendship and love of Ali and wanting
to lend my support to the hard working
committee of family and friends working
on the cause. I remain committed to the
organization for the same reasons as
well as wanting to make a difference in
the lives of so many people who are
afflicted with this disease.
Q How much has the event raised
since it began?
A To date we have raised nearly
Q What events are planned for this
A In addition to the motorcycle rally
and picnic, there will also be live
entertainment; raffle tickets for fabulous
prizes donated by local businesses,
artists, and crafters; a 50/50 raffle will
be held, as well as door prizes will be
given out. Joanie Colarusso, a represen¬
tative of Silpada Jewelry, has graciously
offered to hold a book party with all of
her profit going to the Rally for Ali.
Q You said your assumptions about
stem cell research had changed since
your involvement. Can you explain what
they were and how they changed?
A In the beginning I knew very little
about stem cell research other than
the view I received through the media
and was concerned with this contempo¬
rary moral issue. As I became involved
with the Rally for Aliorganization and
did some research, I was impressed with
the dedicated scientists at Harvard Stem
Cell Institute (www.hsci.harvard.edu/)
who are moving beyond traditional
methods and will have a significant
impact to benefit not only diabetes, but
many other chronic diseases and illness¬
es such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,
spinal cord injury, heart disease, stroke,
arthritis, cancer, and burns to name a