Tag: ALS


New H Holds Successful Charity Auction

Spring is an exciting time here at HBS. We finally get to see HBS the way it looked in all the brochures! It is also a time to give back to the community and worthwhile causes. Last week, Section H had their charity auction at the Harvard Club in Boston. It was incredible to see…


New J Raises $50,000 for Charity

On Friday, April 17, HBS Section J held its charity auction at the Cambridge Boat Club. The night’s aberrantly warm weather turned out to be a good omen. The event – which drew 110 attendees – raised $50,000 for the section’s four designated charities: Assumption Development Foundation, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Elimu Foundation, and…


Student Perspective Maura Sullivan (NI)

President Faust, Dean Light, Deans from across Harvard University, Distinguished Faculty, Administration and Staff, Celebrated Alumni, welcomed guests, and fellow students, it is an honor to be speaking to you today on this exciting occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the founding of Harvard Business School. My name is Maura Sullivan and I am a…


The First Annual MBA ALS Basketball Challenge a Success

ECs Win a Hard-Fought Battle Against the RCs in the Prize4Life ALS Basketball Tournament. HBS played host to Columbia, Stern, Tuck, Wharton, and Yale in the first annual MBA ALS Basketball Challenge on Saturday, December 2, 2006. The first rounds of play were held on campus at Shad hall during the day with the final…


Prize4Life Launches $1 million Prize for ALS Research

HBS Student and Alum to launch a $1 million prize for the discovery of a bio-marker for ALS. Prize4Life Inc., the non-profit organization founded by Avi Kremer (OI) and Nathan Boaz (MBA 2006) announced on November 6 that it will launch a $1 million prize for scientists and researchers who discover a bio-marker for Amyotrophic…


HBS "Spreads the Love" this Valentine's Day for ALS

Over 200 HBS students came out to spread the love at the SA’s Valentine’s Day party at Gypsy Bar in downtown Boston. Singles and couples alike gathered for a fun night of drinks and dancing to raise money for ALS research. Inspired by Avi Kremer’s (OI) determination to find a cure for the disease that…


A Profile in Courage: EC Returns to Fight for Life

Aristotle wrote, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” This is certainly true for second-year student Avi Kremer (OI) who recently made the brave decision to return to HBS despite his mounting battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is the same fatal neurodegenerative disorder that killed…


Final SA/MBA Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributors

In the final and largest SA/MBA Awards ceremony of the year, six students were recognized for their making outstanding contributions to the HBS community. From bold initiatives to behind-the-scenes efforts, these six were active in a variety of different organizations and groups, yet all share a commitment to going above and beyond the call of…


Major League Charity Aims to Strikeout ALS

Spring is charity season at HBS. There are soir‚es for cancer, Harley rides for tsunami relief, and the traditional section charity auctions. However, this year has brought us a unique personal story of incredible generosity. Avi Kremer (NI) has taken his struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) disease and turned it into a HBS community-wide fundraiser…


NI Raises Money, Awareness to Fight ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons and can quickly lead to paralysis. Currently there is no cure for ALS and the pharmaceutical industry considers it to be an “orphan disease” as the afflicted population is too small for profitable investments in…


Avi Kremer: My Battle Against ALS

I remember when I first came to HBS. I felt like a diamond in the rough that only needed the MBA-polish to fulfill its destiny – conquer the business world. I wanted to make a difference, mark my name in the history pages, and I thought that all I would have to do is choose…

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