Phillies Aim to #StrikeOutALS at Phillies Phestival

Tonight is the Phillies festival here in South Philadelphia where the Phillies will aim to strike out ALS. Since 1984 the Phillies raised over 16 million dollars for the ALS Association and the Greater Philadelphia chapter.

PHL17’s David Grzybowski sat down with Michael Fulginiti of Aston, Pennsylvania. Michael was diagnosed with ALS back in August of 2014 and tonight will be his first ever visit to the Phillies Phestival.

“ALS has taken away my ability to speak, eat and work, but what I miss most is the ability to eat speak and pick up my five grandchildren,” Michael Fulginiti said. “Having the Phillies support ALS gives those affected by this disease not only is underfunded but it receives little publicity in spite of the ice bucket challenge. I would like to thank the Phillies organization for the Phillies festival.”

This past weekend the Fulginiti family held an event called “An Evening of Hope” with their Family Strong Foundation. In just 5 short months the family raised $100,000 for ALS research.

Gates open tonight later this evening around 4pm. Fans can make a donation at phillies.com/philliesphestival

by:David Grzybowski/ PHL17

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