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Hues of Hope hosts 2023 Paint for a Cure in Town of Paradise Valley

Hues of Hope helps fund services for those afflicted with ALS

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease that cares nothing for where you come from, the person you are or the things you have done in the past.

Paint for a Cure, a nonprofit based in the Town of Paradise Valley, is hosting its annual Hues of Hope fundraising gala on April 1. Now in its third year, this distinctive art and music event raises awareness for ALS and funds for families impacted by this life-limiting disease.

The disease that took the proud gallop from the Iron Horse is a relentless killer that slowly eats away at its victim’s nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Paint for a Cure was started by Town of Paradise Valley Eric Weinbrenner after he was diagnosed with ALS.

When Mr. Weinbrenner received this overwhelming news, he turned to painting to cope, he says. This became a creative outlet to calm his nerves and mind, allowing him to shift his focus from his diagnosis to his art.

Mr. Weinbrenner’s artwork became the catalyst for his nonprofit. He saw an opportunity to sell his paintings to raise funds for families impacted by ALS and help them ease the financial burden often associated with the disease.

Hues of Hope helps fund services for those afflicted with ALS

Hues of Hope started as an event where Mr. Weinbrenner could auction off his paintings, and artwork from other artists, to raise money for families affected by ALS. His goal was to provide medically accessible housing and monetary assistance to ALS patients and their families who cannot afford these necessities, and to date, he has helped 43 families through the power of painting and dedication.

This year’s Hues of Hope event will feature artwork from Jesse Pierpoint, David Garibaldi, Dr8 Love, Danny by 1, Earl Lindeman and, of course, Eric Weinbrenner.

“I’m excited for this year’s event for many reasons,” Mr. Weinbrenner said in a prepared statement.

“First off, and most importantly, I’m eager to raise money to financially help families battling ALS. This disease not only strips away your independence, but unfortunately, it’s extremely expensive. Families who have someone diagnosed with ALS should have to worry less about finances, and more about spending quality time with their loved ones, since this condition is 100% fatal. I also love to see all my friends and family members at my event. They are all so graciously willing to be here to raise awareness and money for my nonprofit.”

The schedule for this event includes:

  • Cocktail hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Program and live art auction from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Live band from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hosted by Mr. Weinbrenner at his private residence in Paradise Valley, this year’s event promises to be a celebration of the human spirit, friendship and community gathering. Attire is spring causal with a pop of color.

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