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Hope Loves Company Celebrates 10 Years on Sunday after record Chocolate Meltdown fundraising event

A year of events planned commemorating the milestone

October 6, 2022 – Hope Loves Company (HLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and young adults who have family members living with ALS all across the country. It is the only nonprofit with this specific mission. HLC celebrates its 10 year anniversary on Sunday, October 9th, right after the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Friday, September 23rd. The Chocolate Meltdown was a joint fundraiser with the ALS Hope Foundation at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. More than 425 people attended. The most money was raised in the event’s history.

The driving force behind the Chocolate Meltdown was Larry Kaplan, along with his wife Jill, HLC’s Executive Director Shannon Sullivan, HLC’s Communications and Fundraising Specialist Michella Larch, and ALS Hope Foundation’s Jamey Piggott and Sarah Adickes, and Luciano Duffy.

The major sponsors were Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Cooper Electric Supply, Marge O'Donnell, Ruth and Richard Horowitz and Family, Elite Acura, Green Star Exteriors, David Brown, the Lewin/Farber Family, AMSPEC, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cytokinetics, Healthmark Counseling, LLC, Hopewell Pharmacy, International Lease Consultants, Jeff Newman, Lisa Walker, Miller Leasing, Raare Solutions, LLC, Sheri Resnik, the Jaszcz Family, the PJW Restaurant Group, Community Surgical, Larissa Ding, Petra Cephas, and Ramona and Lexi Gwynn.

A year of events is planned for Hope Love Company’s 10 year anniversary.

A commemorative 10 year anniversary t-shirt will be on sale, starting October 9th. There will be a Family Fun Day, and Young Adult Retreat in 2023. The celebratory year will culminate with a big party/fundraiser celebrating 10 years in October 2023. Short videos showcasing 10 years of HLC will be shared over the next year.

The media is invited to interview Hope Loves Company’s team members to share more about the nonprofit’s mission, its 10 year anniversary, and plans for the future.

This short video shows HLC’s impact, and has highlights from the Chocolate Meltdown.

To learn more, visit, call 609-730-1144, or find us on social media. Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany, Twitter: @hopelovesco.


Michella Larch


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