Paint For A Cure to provide for 50 families with funds raised
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Paint For A Cure, an Arizona-based ALS nonprofit, raised $220,000 during its third annual Hues of Hope event.
Hosted at the home of Paint for a Cure Founder Eric Weinbrenner, the event united 125 guests for a live art auction, dinner and music, with proceeds to fund assistance grants for dads and moms battling ALS, according to a press release.
Paint For A Cure is now able to help more than 50 families with the funds raised from the event, providing critical gap-funding for assisted living expenses, including bathroom and bedroom remodels, the addition of handrails, ramps, and more to allow parents living with ALS to maintain their independence and dignity.
“This disease not only strips away your independence, but unfortunately, it’s extremely expensive,” Mr. Weinbrenner said in a prepared statement. “I hope to help families worry less about finances and more about spending quality time with their loved ones when they receive a grant through Paint for a Cure.”
Since 2019, Paint for a Cure has helped more than 90 families across the country with grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, Paint for a Cure representatives report.
Dads and moms with ALS helped by the nonprofit most often have young children and are at or under middle age, adding additional pressures to an already devastating disease.
For three years, the Hues of Hope event has raised funds for family grants through its signature live art auction. This year’s event featured paintings from talented artists including Jesse Pierpoint, David Giribaldi, Dr8 Love, Danny by 1, Earl Lindeman and Mr. Weinbrenner.
When Mr. Weinbrenner was first diagnosed, he took to painting to cope with the devastation of his diagnosis, and shortly thereafter formed Paint for a Cure to help others.