In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and new concerns surrounding the delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 White Coat Affair. The safety of our community is our top priority and, based on feedback from community members and the current data from the CDC, we do not feel that we can safely host a large indoor gathering where it may not be possible to social distance.
We regret that we will not be able to connect with everyone in-person, but we believe that this is the best decision for the safety of our community.
Rather than transitioning to a virtual event, we will wait until it is safe to bring back the White Coat Affair as we know and love it – an in-person event in which the ALS TDI community can be together while celebrating and paying tribute to those who inspire us.
We look forward to seeing everyone in-person next year! Please save the date for the 2022 White Coat Affair on October 15, 2022.
The White Coat Affair gala is a powerful evening that brings together and honors those living with ALS and remembers those whom we’ve lost. The White Coat Affair includes dinner, a speaking program, dancing, and a lively after party. Along with the ALS community, members of the scientific and investment sector come together to raise the vital funds necessary to continue our mission to end ALS.
The annual event attracts 400 guests from around the globe and has raised over $2.5 million since its inception. Guests return year after year for the elegant atmosphere, moving stories, and to learn and celebrate the advances made in ALS research.