Pictured left to right: Jeff Sandy of The S.E.T.H. Project and HealthWorks; Jack Brautigam, Regional Director of Operations at HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness; Cristen Collins, Operations Manager at HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness. / Photo courtesy of Jeff Sandy

HealthWorks sponsors 2024 S.E.T.H. Project Speakeasy Soirée fundraiser

BUCKHANNON – HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness of Buckhannon recently donated to a local nonprofit organization to support an event hosted in Buckhannon in Spring 2024.

HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness donated $500 to the Speakeasy Soirée to be hosted by The S.E.T.H. Project on April 27, 2024, at The Outpost and Event Center in Buckhannon. This night of glitz and glamour will be hosted to raise funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS.

As described on the Soirée Facebook event posting, “If you don’t know what ALS is, it’s a motor neuron disease that gradually (sometimes not so gradually) paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. ALS is currently 100% fatal. The average life span after diagnosis is 2-5 years.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in a 1920s ‘The Great Gatsby’ theme for a glamorous evening with a cocktail hour, delicious dinner, three poker hands (also considered a stationary poker run) as well as a silent auction.

“[The HealthWorks donation] makes this event possible and it allows us the opportunity to use all the money raised during the event towards our mission,” said Sarah St.Clair, President of The S.E.T.H. Project. “By having these organizations step in as sponsors, it helps us to mitigate costs so that the money we raise can then be turned around and used to end ALS.”

Cristen Collins, Operations Manager at HealthWorks, told My Buckhannon Thursday they business is passionate about supporting the mission of the event.

“HealthWorks is proud to contribute to The S.E.T.H. Project Speakeasy Soiree. We are honored to be partnered with an organization that continues to educate and advocate towards a better life experience for those diagnosed with ALS,” Collins said. “At HealthWorks, it is our core purpose to make those with whom we come in contact better, and we feel strongly that The S.E.T.H. Project exhibits all aspects of our mission. Together, we hold hope that each collected donation leads to a promising future in the continued fight to end ALS.”

The S.E.T.H. Project is humbled by the continued support and partnership with HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness since the nonprofit’s establishment.

“I just want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart – thank you so much,” St. Clair said. “I know our founder, Seth Poling, would be so thrilled to know that we have a company like HealthWorks that is willing to stand up and fight this horrific disease right beside of us. Without question, HealthWorks has always been there to support every activity that we have done to try and raise funds, continue to fight, and continue to spread awareness towards our mission to a life and a world without ALS.”

Learn more about the S.E.T.H. Project Speakeasy Soirée and reserve your tickets online.

Sponsorship options are still available through donations to the silent auction, naming sponsorships, in-kind donations, an ALS Hero lead sponsor and an ALS Ally supporting sponsor. Those interested in sponsoring the event or donating a silent auction item are encouraged to contact S.E.T.H. Project President Sarah St. Clair at Sarah@TheSethProject.org.

Interested in physical therapy services by local providers? Visit Jeff Sandy and his team at HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness at 103 Professional Arts Plaza Drive in Buckhannon. For additional information about their services, please call 304-285-3730.

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