July 20, 2015

Unity Hospice is Fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease with Milt’s BBQ by Hosting a Local Fundraiser for the ALS Association

CHICAGO – As the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter begins to wrap-up ‘Walk’ season, Unity Hospice of Chicagoland is inviting the public to attend a ‘Dine & Donate’ fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Milt’s Barbecue – located at 3411 N Broadway St., Chicago, Ill. 60657. Milt’s Barbecue will donate 25% of sales that day from 4 – 10 p.m. to the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter.

All community members are welcome to attend. Attendees are subject to their own bill. To help in preparation for the event, please make a reservation for that evening by contacting Milt’s at (773) 661-6384. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact media@unityhospice.com.

Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. With voluntary muscle control progressively affected, individuals diagnosed with ALS experience a slow paralyzation and eventually may lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. Though ALS was first found in 1869, it wasn’t until 1939 that Major League Baseball Player Lou Gehrig brought the disease national attention, which is why ALS is now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The average life expectancy of those diagnosed with ALS is two to five years.

About Milt’s Barbecue
Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed is the place in Lakeview for an elegantly casual meal, whether you are eight years old or eighty. Serving only the highest quality meats smoked on-site, Milt’s assures a delectable dining experience for every customer. With a commitment to nourish the body & mind, and to support their community in more ways than one, Milt’s donates 100% of its sales to charity. Milt’s is the only kosher restaurant (under cRc supervision) in Lakeview and has become a staple restaurant in Chicago’s north side. To learn more, visit www.miltsbbq.com.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a serious illness, those who care for them and the community. Unity Hospice offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.

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