Shonda Schilling - Biography - Work With The ALS Association

Work With The ALS Association

Shonda and Curt have been active with the since 1992 in developing public awareness and fundraising campaigns to improve the services of the ALS Association. Both have appeared in numerous public service announcements featuring Curt's Pitch'n to Win campaign that joins the ALS Association and Shaw's Supermarkets in which people can donate $1.38 or $3.38 to benefit the ALS Association. Together they have donated and raised more than $9 million for ALS. Shonda serves on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia, Arizona and Massachusetts chapters. She represents ALS at numerous functions including lobbying in Washington D.C. for government funding and before the Food and Drug Administration to get the first trial drugs approved. Shonda regularly visits ALS patients, their family members and caregivers, and is involved in helping with a variety of events associated with ALS.

She chaired the "The Shonda Schilling Say It with Flowers" Luncheon in Arizona which raised more than $250,000 spanning three years (2002–04). When the Schillings relocated to Boston, Shonda and Dawn Timlin, wife of Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin, implemented the “Say it with Flowers” campaign in the Boston area which raises over $200,000 annually to benefit the ALS.

The Schilling family participated in ALSA's National ALS Awareness Month public service announcement in 2004 and received the “Telly Award” for excellence in a national television commercial. Schilling and her husband received the 2002 Catfish Hunt Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association and she was also presented the All-Star Award by ALSA. In 2001, ALS Association National Office presented Shonda with the Lawrence A. RAND Award recognizing her nationally for continued service and dedication.

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