Leading Florida Contractor Kicks Off ALS Awareness Month to Support ALS Research

BOCA RATON, Fla. Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is the proud sponsor of ALS Association Florida’s annual fundraising events to find treatment and ultimately a cure for ALS. Over seven Walk to Defeat ALS® events were scheduled to take place all over the Sunshine State prior to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The events will be rescheduled and will end with an educational symposium in Orlando.

“We are honored to sponsor the ALS Association. They do terrific work seeking treatment for ALS. Our hopes are that, with the help of everyone, we ultimately find a cure to end ALS once and for all. Having lost my father to ALS, I really wish to see this through and help the many families and their loved ones who struggle with it,” said Stephen Shanton, president and CEO of Venture Construction Group of Florida, founder of the Shanton ALS Foundation.

VCGFL is a renowned restoration company dedicated to giving back to the community and is a recurrent supporter of the fight against ALS. Due to COVID-19, all walks have been postponed and will be rescheduled by ALS Florida event staff. VCGFL is the proud sponsor of the Palm Beach Walk to Defeat ALS in Dreher South Park; the Central Florida Walk to Defeat ALS at Lake Eola in Orlando; the Broward Walk to Defeat ALS at Vista View Park in Davie; the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS at Seven Bridges Grille; the Southwest Walk to Defeat ALS at Estero Community Park in Estero; the Sarasota Walk to Defeat ALS at Payne Park; the Greater Tampa Bay Walk to Defeat ALS at the University of South Florida; and lastly the Hope and Health Symposium in Orlando.

“With more than 1,600 people living with ALS in the state of Florida at any given time, we could not do what we do without the ongoing generosity and support of businesses like Venture Construction Group of Flor ida.  Donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future. This terrible disease knows no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.  It can strike anyone at any time.  Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes, someone dies from ALS.  Time isn’t on the side of those afflicted. Fighting ALS is a full-time job. And we will not quit until there is a treatment and cure,” says Cal Brooks, vice president of development, ALS Association Florida chapter.

The ALS Association is a leading force in the search for treatment and eventually a cure for ALS. The nonprofit is committed to research, providing care services, public education, and public policy. The Florida Chapter is one of more than 39 nationwide chapters providing comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. Through global research and nationwide advocacy, the ALS Association looks to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives with compassionate care and support. Nearly 100 research projects are currently being funded and over $99 million spent on research and clinical management projects. Numerous walks take place in communities across the state of Florida each year. The Walk to Defeat ALS draws people of all ages and athletic abilities coming together to honor a loved one with the disease, to remember those who’ve passed and to show their support for the cause.

About Venture Construction Group of Florida

Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in industrial/ commercial projects, VCGFL assists property managers, condominium boards, homeowner associations, association boards, hotels, and business complexes with general contractor services, specialty construction, historical restoration, water and flood mitigation, and property repairs due to fire, flood, water, wind and hurricanes. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL takes care of the details every step of the way including roofing, siding, windows, drywall, flooring, paint, gutters to rebuilding properties after major storm events from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Owens Corning Pinnacle Award for Safety, Construction Business Owner AwardRoofing Alliance MVP AwardCoatings Pro Contractor AwardPro Remodeler Forty Under 40 AwardQualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers AwardQualified Remodeler Master Design AwardFlorida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is an esteemed member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” Shanton is a certified member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. VCGFL is a proud member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA); Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA); Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor, and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third-party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information, call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com. #VCGFLGivesBack

About ALS Association Florida Chapter

Established in 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts, or as we like to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida.”  We provide patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research.  In addition, the Chapter provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care. Learn more at www.alsafl.org. #ALSAwareness


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