Friends of Frank

For: Frank Hennessey
Organizer: John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 47 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Frank Hennessy, a life-long South-Sider, was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS/ Lou Gehrig’s disease).  You may know Frank from his decades of service to the southern suburbs.  From coaching girls’ softball, Little League, and St Benedict’s basketball, volunteering for the YMCA Indian Guides, Blue Island Park District and Eagles, Frank has been a fixture in his community. 

ALS is a degenerative disease.  For the past year prior to his diagnosis, Frank had been unemployed and uninsured.  Medical bills, prescription drugs and assistive equipment necessary for individuals with ALS are very expensive.

If you are in the Chicagoland area on December 15, 2013, please stop by the Double Play Saloon in Blue Island, IL from 3:00-7:00pm for the big fundraiser. The Double Play is located at 13011 Western Ave. on Chicago's south side.  If you cannot make it, feel free to help via this site. Frank appreciates all the support and all the love. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 22, 2013 by John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
Over $21,000 was raised last Sunday at the Double Play!! Thanks to Tony and his staff. Thanks to the Friends of Frank committee. Thanks to our team of volunteers. Thanks to the over 200 people who packed the Double Play Saloon. Thanks to everyone who donated silent auction items and baskets. Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and T-shirts and 50/50 tickets. Thanks to everyone who spoke to and visited Frank. He had a great time at the fundraiser and we hope that you did too! Sincere thanks for your amazing generosity. We hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014.

Posted on December 12, 2013 by John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
Please join us Sunday at the Double Play for the "Friends of Frank" fundraiser. Aside from great gift baskets, 50/50 raffles, a Twist contest, and food and drinks, we will be auctioning off a Julius Peppers autographed football, a George Brett autographed bat, a Dayan Viciedo autographed bat, a Jason Dufner autographed 2013 PGA Championship flag, Bulls tickets and Blackhawks tickets and much more! It will be a great event, and we hope you can join us at the Double Play Saloon in Blue Island, 13011 Western Avenue from 3:00-7:00pm on 12/15/2013. 

Posted on December 8, 2013 by John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
One week until the big fundraiser in Blue Island! Hope to see everyone there :)

Posted on December 2, 2013 by John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
And....we're off! Thanks to my dad's good buddy Dick and Steve's mom Marie for their generous checks. The "Friends of Frank" account is off and rolling :)

Posted on December 1, 2013 by John Hennessy, Amy Hennessy, Molly Hennessy
Happy December! If you are unable to attend my Dad's benefit in two weeks' time (12/15/13), there is another way to help! You can always write a check made out to "Friends of Frank" or visit wwww.youcaring/friendsoffrank and make a donation via PayPal. All of your generous help will be invaluable in helping my dad pay for his medical care as he battles ALS. Thanks to all. 

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