Al’s Angels Asks For Aid

Al DiGuido needs help.

The founder of Al’s Angels — the organization that for the past 6 years has provided hope, love and joy to children challenged by cancer and rare blood diseases, and to their families ravaged by the ensuing financial hardship — is gearing up for another holiday season.

This Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah, the group plans to donate over 2,000 family meals — each bin is filled with $100 worth of groceries — and gifts to more than 5,000 children.

But Santa’s elves won’t make it happen.

Westporters will.

Al’s Angels is launching what they call “the most incredible outpouring of love and support for the work we all do for our special children and their families.”

On the weekend of October 2-3, the Edge Fitness Club in Norwalk hosts a “24 Hours of Hope Fitness Fundraiser.”  From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, participants will work out on bikes, ellipticals or treadmills. A minimum of $60 in fundraising is requested for each hour.

There are also Zumba, spinning and yoga classes.  At least $60 in pledges is requested for those events too.

Al’s goal for those 24 hours is ambitious:  over $100,000.  To reach it, he’s starting now.

But he needs everyone’s help.

(To register, create a fundraising team, donate, or receive more information, call 203-254-1759; email adiguido@24hoursofhope.com, or click on www.alsangels.org)

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