Care ALS Benefit

Dilly Walsh, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, and his family are hosting Vineyard Night for Compassionate Care ALS at the Walsh Family home at 320 Middle Road, Chilmark, on Thursday, July 17, from 5 to 9 p.m.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal, progressive, neuromuscular disease that causes its victims to lose control over hands, feet, arms, legs, neck, tongue, throat and, finally, diaphragm.

The event is a fundraiser for Compassionate Care ALS, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and practical support to patients, families and caregivers who struggle with the daily realities of ALS. “

Tickets are $50 for entry after 8 p.m. and $100 for the auction portion of the evening.

Tickets can be purchased online, or on the day of the event.