- Alexander Kariotis Pledge Music — I'm releasing my BRAND NEW ALBUM and want to change the lives of those suffering from ALS . . . together let's be the cure!
I am going to use this project to give a voice to a special mission I am very passionate about - helping assist families who are affected by ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. I lost my brother to ALS, and we could not have gotten through it without the care and help of many agencies and people. Losing my brother is what led me to write this album, so I would like to use my music to give something back.
My mission is to use my performances as a way to raise awareness for the local groups that serve the ALS patients and their families wherever we are playing. I would like to do special fundraisers and appearances to help financially support families who are directly affected by ALS. ALS is a very expensive and fast moving disease, and it can be a huge financial struggle to afford the equipment and care you need to take care of your loved one. I want to use my music to help bridge the gap and bring a little relief to those affected.
In joining me here at PledgeMusic, you'll have the chance to get all of my exclusive updates and videos about what I'm doing, how things are progressing, and what's next in the process. Sounds fun, right?
Let's take this journey through music together, and make a real difference in the world. Off we go!
- ALS Associaton Greater New York Chapter — It is Alexanders great pleasure that he is able to donates his voice in the form of singing the National Anthem for every and all Walk to Defeat ALS event possible. Being around such a dedicated group of people is awe inspiring and we hope that you will take a moment to visit their site and help out where you can.
Working so hard to make the lives of families dealing with ALS The ALS Association symbolizes the hopes of people everywhere that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will one day be a disease of the past - relegated to historical status, studied in medical textbooks, conquered by the dedication of thousands who have worked ceaselessly to understand and eradicate this perplexing killer.
Until that day comes, The ALS Association relentlessly pursues its mission to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that took the life and name of Baseball Legend Lou Gehrig.
As the only not-for-profit voluntary health agency dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, we direct the largest privately-funded research enterprise engaged to uncover the mystery of a disease that affects as many as 30,000 annually. With more than 5,600 people diagnosed each year - an average of 15 new cases each day - our mission is urgent. The search for answers knows no bounds.
- Les Turner Foundation — The Les Turner Foundation was instrumental in helping Alexander and his family while they were taking care of Alexander's brother Tony during his fight against ALS. They are a great force in the Chicago-land area.
Since 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has been a leader in research, patient care and education about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and other motor neuron diseases (MND). The Foundation serves more than 90% of the ALS population in the Chicago area. The Foundation is also one of the nation's largest independent ALS organizations and has raised over $52 million to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease. Through its wide-ranging research and symposiums for healthcare professionals, the Foundation reaches the ALS community worldwide. The Foundation is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and is a founding member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.
- The Neuromuscular and ALS Center — The Neuromuscular & ALS Center is a multidisciplinary program for the diagnosis, evaluation, and long-term management of a host of neuromuscular diseases found in adults. The Center is one of only a handful of neurological climical centers in the State specializing in neuromuscular disease. It is cerified by the national ALS Association (ALSA) and is a Neuropathy Center approved by the national Neuropathy Association. It consists of a coordinated team of medical professionals with expertise in dealing with the specific needs of each patient and family. The Center is enhanced by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, including a clinical neurophysiology lab for the performance of EMG and nerve conduction studies, and a neuropathology lab for performance of muscle and nerve biopsies. The hospital's medical experts are also available to patients on a consultation basis.
- Vintage Gold Productions — Vintage Gold was founded to give people the opportunity to experience all levels of the theatrical world, using passion for the arts to make a positive difference in the lives of others, while helping to raise awareness and funding to assist families affected by Lou Gehrig's disease. Every Vintage Gold production will directly benefit someone in need. We have been very fortunate to have raised a significant amount of money that has gone directly to a particular family in dire need of funds. We have worked closely with the The Neuromuscular and ALS Center at Robert Wood Johnson. Our productions have helped to change lives . . . ours. We have used theater to reach people we would have never reached before and had them join us in the fight against ALS. Much more to come. Keep a look out for our next adventure and please join us for an incredible night.