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 22, 2010
“Disruption of ongoing research will result in irreparable setbacks and, in many cases, may destroy a project altogether,” the department wrote in a filing today with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. Arguments are set for Sept. 27.
The appeals court said on Sept. 9 the government can keep funding embryonic stem-cell research at least in the initial stages of its challenge to a judge’s ban on taxpayer support for any activity using cells taken from human embryos. The Justice Department argued that District Judge Royce Lamberth’s order cutting off funding would cause irreversible harm to researchers, taxpayers and scientific progress.
Foes of U.S. funding for embryonic stem-cell research said a ban won’t have any permanent impact on the research and should remain in effect while the federal government appeals. U.S. arguments are “speculation, misinformation, and hyperbole,” the opponents, adult stem-cell researchers competing for funds, said in legal papers filed last week.
The case is Sherley v. Sebelius, 10-5287, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Washington).
One million Americans die from coronary artery disease each year, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer, according to Banner’s announcement of $2.6 million in funding backing research led by Dr. Mohamed Gaballa.
“The heart can rebuild tissue, that is a fact,” said the Banner institute senior scientist and lead investigator for the adult-stem-cell research project. “Our technique using adult stem cells simply mirrors the work of nature. We’re providing the resources that allow the complex mechanisms of the body to heal itself.”
Sun Health Foundation is providing $2 for the current research with the other $600,000 coming from Banner Health.
Human trials using adult stem cells to build new heart tissue are expected to begin within a year and a half, however, that step brings challenges in funding, Gaballa said. Without patentable drugs or tools that could provide profits, investors often ignore this type of project, according to Banner.
Read more: Stem cell research gets $2.6M seeking cure for heart failure - Phoenix Business Journal
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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