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Local Family Inspires ALS Fundraiser, Flying for a Cure

La Jolla resident Ashley Constans is working to raise funds for medical research of ALS, to benefit the 35,000 families affected nationwide, including her own.

A local La Jolla family is working to redefine ALS. The disease, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects 35,000 families nationwide and a little over a year ago the Constans family joined them. Combining efforts with Team Godfather Charitable Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for medical research, the Constans hope to help redefine ALS in its campaign Action Leads to Success.

Ashley Constans, who works for the event production company Redfearn & Associates, has plenty of experience planning events and galas for non-profits, but this time she is using her personal life as a platform to help the thousands of other families like her own.  

The Flying for a Cure – Reach New Heights to Cure ALS will honor her father, retired Captain John Constans, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. The event will be held on Jan. 19.

The evening will be also feature the Paul Cannon Band, a silent and live auction showcasing one of the largest signed guitar collections in San Diego’s history, cocktails and appetizers from Urban Solace, Sbicca, Pacifica, Crush and Campine, as well as a VIP artist meet and greet.

All of proceeds from the event will benefit ALS research through the Team Godfather Charitable Foundation. The event is set to take place Jan. 19, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Dr.

Tickets are available, $250, and can be purchased online at teamgodfather.org, group tables are also available. 

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