Heaven Hill donates more than $400,000 to ALS Association

Published: Mar. 29, 2014 at 4:51 AM EDT
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From ALS Association Kentucky Chapter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.– The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter received a record corporate donation of$402,000.00 from Heaven Hill Distillers, at its seventh annual corporate recruitmentbreakfast, Wednesday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, PNC Club.

"We are all very excited about this fabulous donation thatHeaven Hill has given to our chapter," said Mari Bacon, Executive Director ofthe Kentucky Chapter. "This is a historic day for the chapter. We couldn't behappier."

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Larry Kass, Director of Corporate Communications for HeavenHill Distillers, presented Kentucky Chapter President Shawn Mullennex, with thecheck.

The funds for the donation raised by Heaven Hill Distillerswere from a special blend of bourbon called "Parker's Heritage". The limitededition bottles of bourbon are in honor of longtime Master Distiller, ParkerBeam, who has ALS.

"We had hoped to raise $250,000.00" said Kass during thebreakfast program. "We didn't raise $250,000.00 we raised $402,000.00."  In addition to the Parker's HeritageCollection, events were held around the country with bourbon tastings raisingmoney in other local ALS Chapters.

"We thank Heaven Hill for their very, very generous donation,"said Bacon. "Heaven Hill has stepped forward in a big way in helping ourchapter."

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a devastatingand always fatal neuromuscular disease. The life expectancy of an ALS Patientaverages about 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS Can Strike Anyone!

The ALS Association Kentucky Chapter is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization. We are supported by the generosity ofcorporations, individual donations, memorial funds tributes and our ownfundraising efforts.

All donations made to the Chapter fund patient services inthe State of Kentuckyand support research at the national level.