The ALS Association Presents a Special Advance Screening of 'Shrek'
Part of National ALS Advocacy Activities in Washington for ALS Awareness Month
Thursday, May 17th
WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of National ALS Advocacy Day activities, The ALS Association is hosting a special advance screening of the DreamWorks feature "Shrek" starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow. This event on Thursday, May 17th will conclude National ALS Advocacy Day, where over 400 patients, family members, friends and volunteers from over 40 states will be joined by Members of Congress and White House staff to view this sure-to-be blockbuster movie. The screening will be held in the Conference Center Amphitheatre at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. "Shrek," a comedy from the computer animation wizards at PDI/DreamWorks, is based on the children's book by William Steig. The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 16th and nationwide on Friday, May 18th. Prior to the screening, The ALS Association will present The Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award, given to a Member of Congress in memory of Senator Jacob K. Javits, who died of ALS in 1986. Senator Javits was known throughout his life for his compassion, dedication to humanity and his many years of public service in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Members of Congress, sports celebrities and other notable personalities have agreed to serve as honorary committee members for this special evening. (A complete list of committee members is attached). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that occurs when motor nerve cells cease to function and die. While a person's mind remains sharp and alert, muscle control becomes completely lost. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS through research, patient support, information dissemination and public awareness. For more information, visit www.alsa.org. To schedule interviews or for more information, please contact Carol Levey at 818-692-6549. National pager number is 1-888-796-4488. Media Interviews and Photo Opportunities: 5:30p.m. Reception 6:45p.m. Congressional Awards and "Shrek" Special Advance Screening Steve Beuerlein, NFL Quarterback Michael Nouri, film and television actor Michael Gross, television actor, director, producer Steve Garvey, former All-Star baseball player with The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres Steve Stone, former "voice" of The Chicago Cubs and 1983 Cy Young Award Winner Mrs. Helen Hunter, widow of Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter Jay Johnstone, former MLB outfielder, author, businessman "Shrek" Special Advance Screening to Benefit The ALS Association Conference Center Amphitheatre at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Thursday, May 17, 2001 Honorary Committee Members Steve Beuerlein Congressman Roy Blunt Congressman Henry Bonilla Congresswoman Mary Bono Congressman Dave Camp Congresswoman Lois Capps Senator Thad Cochran Senator Susan Collins Senator Larry E. Craig Congressman Tom Davis Congressman Tom DeLay Congressman Phil English Congressman Mike Ferguson Congressman Mark Foley Senator Bill Frist Congressman Elton Gallegly Steve Garvey Senator Charles E. Grassley Senator Judd Gregg Senator Orrin G. Hatch Senator Jesse Helms Senator James M. Jeffords Jay Johnstone Rita Kempley Senator John F. Kerry Congressman James R. Langevin Congressman Steve Largent Congressman Jerry Lewis Congressman Edward J. Markey Senator John McCain Todd McFarlane Congresswoman Connie Morella Senator Patty Murray Senator Bill Nelson Congressman Rob Portman Congressman Ralph Regula Senator Harry Reid Senator Rick Santorum Steve Sax Michele Snyder Senator Arlen Specter Senator Ted Stevens MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X42381560
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