Annual ALS fundraiser to honor Jimmy Duffy held Aug. 27 in Hughestown


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From left, Tony Bantel, Jay Duffy, Ed Donnelly and Alan Hanczyc enjoy refreshments at the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.


The Weislogel family enjoys the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy. In photo, from left, first row, Chloe Weislogel, MacKenzie Weislogel. Second row, Emily Weislogel, Heather Weislogel, Kaleb Weislogel, Heidi Weislogel. Third row, Samantha Weislogel.


Jean Bantel, left, and Karen Artiz pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.


From left, Rosemary Dessoye, Sam Artiz and Joe Dessoye sit and chat in the shade during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.


From left, Mary Clark, Theresa Colella, Florence Duffy, Jimmy’s wife; and Josie Capitano pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.


Florence Duffy, left, and her late husband Jimmy.


HUGHESTOWN — The seventh annual ALS fundraiser to honor the late Jimmy Duffy, sponsored by the PALS (Prevent Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), was held Saturday, Aug. 27.

Friends, family and neighbors gathered in Hughestown for a day in memory of Duffy to raise awareness and to present a donation to the Philadelphia Chapter of ALS. the event included swimming, games and basket raffles.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurons generative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Duffy passed away in 2009 from the disease.

From left, Tony Bantel, Jay Duffy, Ed Donnelly and Alan Hanczyc enjoy refreshments at the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-1-.jpgFrom left, Tony Bantel, Jay Duffy, Ed Donnelly and Alan Hanczyc enjoy refreshments at the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.

The Weislogel family enjoys the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy. In photo, from left, first row, Chloe Weislogel, MacKenzie Weislogel. Second row, Emily Weislogel, Heather Weislogel, Kaleb Weislogel, Heidi Weislogel. Third row, Samantha Weislogel.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-2-.jpgThe Weislogel family enjoys the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy. In photo, from left, first row, Chloe Weislogel, MacKenzie Weislogel. Second row, Emily Weislogel, Heather Weislogel, Kaleb Weislogel, Heidi Weislogel. Third row, Samantha Weislogel.

Jean Bantel, left, and Karen Artiz pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-3-.jpgJean Bantel, left, and Karen Artiz pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.

From left, Rosemary Dessoye, Sam Artiz and Joe Dessoye sit and chat in the shade during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-4-.jpgFrom left, Rosemary Dessoye, Sam Artiz and Joe Dessoye sit and chat in the shade during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.

From left, Mary Clark, Theresa Colella, Florence Duffy, Jimmy’s wife; and Josie Capitano pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-5-.jpgFrom left, Mary Clark, Theresa Colella, Florence Duffy, Jimmy’s wife; and Josie Capitano pose for a photo during the annual ALS fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Hughestown to honor the late Jimmy Duffy.

Florence Duffy, left, and her late husband Jimmy.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duffy-6-.jpgFlorence Duffy, left, and her late husband Jimmy.

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Information provided by Mary Hanzyc.

Information provided by Mary Hanzyc.

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