We're honored to volunteer our time for some great organizations and beyond blessed to live our lives the way we do. So it's such a good feeling to give back to our community whenever we can.
Last weekend, the MDA held their annual Night at the Races Gala at Locust Hill Country Club. This was the second time we have been asked to photograph this event. Last year, Lori had the privilege of attending this event – this time it was my turn. Families and friends come together each year to show their support and love to those affected by ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. The night was filled with silent auctions, an amazing dinner and other Derby games, oh, and watching the ACTUAL derby as it happened.
ALS affects adults, often in the prime of life. It continues to baffle physicians, and although great strides continue to be made, a cure has not yet been found. The contributions, support and donations from this event, continue to help the MDA with their ALS research. It was wonderful to be apart of something that directly helps families affected by this terrible disease.
If you're interested in making a donation, please donate directly to our Rochester chapter of the MDA, or by going to the national MDA's website. It would mean so much to us, and to them if you did. You can also purchase photographs from the event. Proceeds from photo purchases will be given directly to the MDA of Rochester.