Sadly our friend, Chef Gerry Hayden lost his battle with ALS on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. He was 50 years young.
A Love Shared is a community of friends who came together to raise awareness about ALS, the brutal disease that Gerry was diagnosed with in 2011, and to support Gerry's immense health care expenses.
Gerry lived his final years with a passion for life and a determination to advocate and educate all about the research needed to combat ALS. Gerry was also outspoken about the need to create a support system for victims and families struggling to live with ALS.
Gerry is no longer with us but the need to help continues.
If you'd like to honor Chef Gerry with a donation, please send a check to A Love Shared c/o The North Fork Table and Inn, 57225 Main Road, Southold, New York 11971.
Your donation will help cover Gerry's end of life expenses and the foundations that Gerry cared most about:
Project ALS, a foundation dedicated to funding cutting edge research in brain disease, specializing in ALS.
A Ride for Life, a foundation dedicated to funding patient care, clinical trials and Stony Brook University's multi-disciplinarian ALS clinic.
The ALS Association of Greater New York, this chapter is one of the best organizations in the metropolitan area, dedicated to finding a cure and assisting patients with quality of life help.
The Gleason Initiative Foundation, dedicated to providing individual with cutting edge technology and services for victims of ALS. The foundation supports the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living in New Orleans. It is only the 2nd of its kind in the world. The residence is equipped with the latest computer-operated technology to allow individuals with ALS the highest level of independence possible.