Team Chris Combs hosted their third annual Hope Gala to Defeat ALS on September 28th at the Umstead Hotel in Raleigh, NC. The past three Galas have raised over $3 million for Project ALS research, attracting almost 400 guests each year and featuring a live auction and raffle.
Chris Combs, husband, father of three, and former pitcher for the North Carolina State Wolfpack and Pittsburgh Pirates, was diagnosed with ALS in 2016. Since then, Chris, his wife Gena and their large-spanning network of family, friends, and local businesses have worked tirelessly to fundraise and collaborate on key Project ALS research initiatives. Thank you to the incredible Chris and Gena Combs.
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