Newtown Athletic Club’s national award winning cheerleading team, Rock Starz All Stars, hosted their first Matt’s Mission Fundraiser on Thursday, August 25 and raised nearly $1,000 for ALS research. Glam Night was a fundraiser in which parents and kids were welcome to come and get glamorous with Rock Your Hair professional stylists, Motives Makeup and 18 other vendors.
The Rock Starz All Stars was born in the summer of 2007 as an extension of the very successful CRWA Council Rock Competition organization. There are 9 teams from levels 1-5 and ages 3-18 years old who train in their 4,500 sq ft of training and practice space located in Newtown, PA.
At Glam Night, Rock Starz had over 150 in attendance. With the help of their amazing staff, volunteers and vendors, they were able to all come together and make a difference in the ALS community. Among the sponsors that contributed to the event, Rock Starz also had other vendors that donated a percentage of their proceeds that night to Matt’s Mission.
“It was amazing to see everyone get together for a good cause. We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what we did without our amazing support system. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and vendors that made Glam Night come to life. Two dear friends of ours suffer from ALS and we were happy to raise money on their behalf and bring awareness to ALS. We hope that our fundraiser next August will be bigger, better and more glamorous. Thank you all! ” –Chris Lanctot, Director of Rock Starz All Stars
“Matt’s Mission” was created in 2015 to support Augie’s Quest and ALS. When the NAC learned that one of their own members, Matt Bellina, was directly involved with ALS TDI therapeutic testing, they knew their destiny had been carved out. Matt was diagnosed with ALS in April of 2014 and is currently enrolled in the Precision Medicine Program at ALS TDI, which is aggressively seeking treatments utilizing cutting edge medical technology now. The keyword is “now”. They are not waiting for long government trials, but rather are able to apply stem cell and other modern capabilities today.
Watch Matt’s story below: