Announces Sponsorship of NYC’s Iron Horse Fundraiser Benefitting ALS Research and Care
DALLAS, Texas — Delta Agriculture, the nation’s largest industrial producer and processor of hemp raw goods, will serve as a premier sponsor of the ninth-annual Iron Horse Party, a prominent fundraiser in New York City that raises funds for ALS research and treatment of ALS patients. Since its inaugural gala in 2012, Iron Horse has donated over $1,000,000 to ALS research and care through both the ALS Association and Team Gleason, an organization dedicated to empowering people with ALS to live purposeful lives.
“Delta Agriculture is honored to contribute to the life-changing work that Iron Horse makes possible through its efforts to support the ALS Association and give hope to those living with this devastating disease,” said Delta Ag CEO George Overbey. “Members of our Delta Ag team have been personally impacted by loved ones who have battled ALS. Consequently, it is a cause very close to our hearts, we simply could not pass the opportunity to play a small part in helping put on this exceptional and impactful fundraising event.”
ALS, formally known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. As the cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement die with them. Patients become paralyzed, but their minds remain sharp and alert.
“We are grateful for Delta Ag’s contribution to this year’s event and their support of our efforts to help find a cure for ALS and care for those living with the debilitations it causes,” said Iron Horse Host Committee Chairman Peter Kiernan. “Their participation is integral to carrying out a successful event, especially as we resume this important annual tradition following our two-year hiatus due to COVID.”
The Iron Horse Party is named in remembrance of Lou Gehrig, the famous New York Yankees baseball player and original “Iron Horse,” whose diagnosis put ALS on the map. This year, the event is resuming after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will take place May 13th in New York City. More information about the Iron Horse Party and its mission can be found here.