"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more." -
Tony Robbins

Approximately 5-10% of ALS diagnoses are genetic or familial, while the other 90-95% are sporadic. Hope Loves Company is dedicated to supporting all people and all families affected by ALS.
Help HLC Continue to Make a Difference
We are incredibly excited to announce our first ever HLC Kids Count ALS Conference!

Please join us to learn about the various resources that can help you feel more confident in your role as a parent, teacher, instructor, counselor, or child advocate. 

Where: The Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center
               3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
When:   October 11, 2019
               8:15 AM - 4:30 PM

For more information, including speakers and registration information, please visit:

Early Bird 20% Discounted pricing ends on September 13, 2019!
Register for the HLC Kids Count ALS Conference!

Register for Camp HLC 2019

Please join Hope Loves Company at our premier program, Camp HLC! A free, 3-day weekend retreat where campers and their families will enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, boating, zip lining, arts & crafts, and more!
Remaining Camp Dates and Locations:
August 23-25: Camp Emerson in Hinsdale, MA
September 6-8: Camp Henry Horner in Ingleside, IL
October 25-27: YMCA Camp Winona in De Leon Springs, FL
November 22-24: YMCA Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, CA

If you've already registered for camp, check your emails for information regarding Camp HLC teleconference dates. Thank you!
Register for Camp HLC 2019!
Camp HLC is a wonderful opportunity for children, young adults, and families who have had or have a loved one battling ALS to come together to have fun, build friendships, and feel less alone in their challenges.
Interested in volunteering your skills, passion, and time at Camp HLC?
Camp HLC Volunteer Form
There are many volunteer roles at Camp HLC - camp leaders, cabin leaders, healing circle leaders, buddies, HLC helpers, and junior counselors!
Sara and Jodi in the Hopewell Express 

"If I make a difference for one person who feels they can talk openly about ALS, then I am happy," says Sara Cooper to the Hopewell Express. 

Sara Cooper is a member of our Board of Directors, marketing professional, and the founder of Cooper Creative Group and was recently featured in the Hopewell Express, where she shares her proactive approach to living with ALS.

"Sara is a very kind-hearted, giving person who is also a proactive professional. She is doing her best as a member of the community to bring awareness to the disease," Jodi O'Donnell-Ames said in the Hopewell Express article

We appreciate all that Sara does for Hope Loves Company and the ALS community! 

Read more about Sara in the article here
Cyber Crime Movie Premiere Fundraiser

Please join Hope Loves Company and Jobecca Technology Group on September 11, 2019 for the Philadelphia area premiere of Cyber Crime: it’s not a question of ‘if,’ but ‘when, at The Newtown Theatre in Newtown, PA. This revealing documentary features cyber security expert and President of Jobecca Technology Group, Michael Einbinder-Schatz, and delivers the powerful message that the cyber crime epidemic can strike any one at any time.

All proceeds from the movie premiere will support Hope Loves Company, the only nonprofit in the United States dedicated to providing both emotional and educational support to children and grandchildren of people with ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 
Your ticket also includes popcorn and a drink!

Thank you Michael and Jobecca Technology Team for supporting Hope Loves Company!

Get Your Tickets, Here!
HLC Chats With... Cara Haggerty!
Camp HLC Indiana, 2019. (Left to right: Elizabeth Harris, volunteer and Camp HLC leader and Cara Haggerty, HLC Program Director.
Cara Haggerty, HLC Program Director, is our July participant for HLC Chats With! Please click below to learn more about our team member, Cara!
HLC Chats With... Cara!
ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party

After August 10, ticket prices will increase 20%! 

Join us for the second ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party on Thursday, September 26, 2019!

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now and discounted at 20% until 8/10/19!

Attendees will enjoy an evening of chocolate, candy, and other delectable treats, chocolate martinis, a 50/50 chocolate rose raffle, a silent auction with incredible trips and experiences, and a chance to meet a penguin, all while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Adventure Aquarium, including the Currents Ballroom and Shark Realm! All proceeds will benefit Hope Loves Company and our free programs for children and young adults who have had or have a loved one battling ALS.

Those living with ALS and a guest are invited to attend the ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party as VIPs at no cost! Email to reserve your tickets.
Standard and (Limited) VIP Tickets Available Here!
Click HERE to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the ALS Chocolate Meltdown Party!

HLC Hero

July 2019

Congratulations Warren Benton Ames, our HLC Hero for the month of July!

This month's hero is Benton Ames, who is also known as Warren or Bucky! Benton has been a consistent friend and facilitator at Camp HLC since its inception and has never missed a camp experience. Benton has brought many smiles to campers with his great sense of humor, his love for the outdoors, and his super hero socks.

We are so grateful to Benton "Bucky" Ames for sharing his time and talents with us at HLC!

Click Here to Read More about our HLC Heroes
Jodi's Tattoo!
On July 30th, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, Hope Loves Company founder, got the HLC logo permanently tattooed on her arm.
"I have worn my heart on my sleeve for many years and look forward to wearing my mission on my arm for the remainder of this powerful journey." And there it is! The first Hope Loves Company tattoo, permanently inked on Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, HLC's founder. Thank you so much to Nick Strongand Living Arts Tattoo for the wonderful tattoo and thank you Keiren Dunfee for designing our beautiful logo!
Upcoming HLC ALS Helpline

We are excited to announce that beginning in August, there will be an HLC Helpline available two nights a week from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

Stay tuned for more information in the near future! 

The Hope Loves Company Documentary

The Hope Loves Company Documentary, directed by award-winning documentarian Steve Besserman, begins with the founding of Hope Loves Company and then follows several families affected by ALS. This heartwarming documentary is a story of triumph of the human spirit and the journey to shape grief into action. It's a story that celebrates a group of courageous caregiving teens and their families who deserve to be applauded. Please help bring recognition to this unique group of amazing caregivers by sharing this story of ALS, love, and hope with family and friends.
Watch the MUST-SEE HLC Documentary
Grab an HLC sweatshirt at!

Available in blue and purple!
Hope Loves Company is on Amazon Smile! When you shop on Amazon using the browser and choose Hope Loves Company as your selected charity, Amazon will donate a percentage of your total purchase price to HLC! Thank you to everyone who shops with Amazon Smile to support Hope Loves Company!
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