Lexington, MA, July 22, 2015 - Daymark Solutions, a leading integration and solution provider of information technology in New England, today announced its support and participation in the 2015 Young Faces of ALS (YFALS) Boston Corntoss Challenge. The event will take place on August 8, 2015 in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.
Created by people living with ALS who were diagnosed before their 35th birthday, the Young Faces of ALS (YFALS) campaign is the first community for young people afflicted by ALS, as well as their families and friends. YFALS has become a catalyst for accelerating research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute through fundraising events.
YFALS hits close to home for Daymark Senior Consultant, Mike O’Connor, whose close friend, Pete Frates, was diagnosed with YFALS a little over three years ago at the age of 27. “Captain of the Boston College baseball team, Pete was a stellar athlete,” said O’Connor. “I will never forget the day I got that call. His diagnosis hit me like a ton of bricks.”
Awareness of the disease is critical. ALS is in desperate need for additional funding. Raising awareness is key to increasing individual donations as well as government funding. Last year’s Facebook global phenomenon “Ice Bucket Challenge” was a tremendous step toward that goal. Pete was instrumental in getting high-profile athletes, including Tom Brady, to participate.
Pete’s supportive family and dedicated friends have been a great source of strength. “Pete and his family are amazing. They have taken on this disease with grace and passion and have recently founded the Frates ALS Research and Support Fund,” added O’Connor. The Fund was created to carry on Frates’ mission to raise awareness and assist in discovering a treatment and a cure for ALS. Donations to the fund can be made here.
For the second year, the Daymark ice cream truck will be at Technology Square to raise funds for the event. “We are proud to support such a worthy cause,” said Tim Donovan, Daymark’s President. “We hope the Daymark ice cream truck will be a big draw to help raise funds for the courageous young people like Pete Frates dealing with ALS.”
About the Corntoss Challenge
Since 2011, the YFALS National Corntoss Challenge has successfully brought Corntoss enthusiasts along with ALS patients and their families, friends, and supporters together for a fun-filled day of Corntoss and good company to achieve one goal: end ALS. Every dollar supports the Young Faces of ALS (YFALS) campaign, benefiting research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net). More infomration on the August 8th event can be found at the Boston YFALS Corntoss Challenge Facebook page.
About Daymark Solutions, Inc.
Daymark Solutions is an experienced technology integration and solutions provider that helps organizations throughout New England effectively architect, implement, and deploy customized solutions to help their clients grow and scale their IT infrastructure. Specializing in data center infrastructure, data protection, virtualization, cloud and managed services, Daymark’s unique combination of in-depth technical knowledge, extensive experience, and proven methodologies enable its clients to successfully address even the most difficult technology challenges. For more information, call 781-359-3000 or visit www.daymarksi.com.