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ALS Arizona chapter holds 'Holiday Drive-In' fundraiser in Mesa

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Dec 04, 2020

MESA — Need some Friday night plans?

Patrons can safely celebrate the holidays at Digital Drive-In in Mesa with some classic movies like "Elf" and "Christmas Vacation," while benefiting a great cause.

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is hosting "Holiday Drive-In" on December 4 with money raised going toward patient and family services, community outreach, and research.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a debilitating disease that has no cure and is terminal. The average annual out-of-pocket expenses for ALS patients are nearly $200,000.

ALS Association representative Hannah Terhaar tells ABC15 that it's been more difficult to raise funds this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with most events going virtual. This is their first event that will bring families and the community together, in a socially distant manner.

Initially, the price of admission was $75 per vehicle, but the ALS Association has lowered ticket price to only $40 for one movie and $60 for the double feature. Snack bags, including popcorn, will be provided and additional concessions will be available too.

The drive in will be held at 1901 N Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201, which is located just north of the Loop 202 Red Mountain freeway at Alma School Road.

Click here to purchase a ticket.