In 2007, Sam lost his dad, Dick Halpern, to ALS when he was only seven years old. Through his initiative, Dick's Devotees, he's raised more than $35,000 for research. Sam is a committee member of the MDA Night of Hope Gala in Atlanta and the Young Faces of ALS Atlanta Cornotss Challenge. Sam was an Atlanta INtown 20 Under 20 honoree in 2011 and has been featured by the Atlanta Jewish News. He is the technology assistant at his school, and, in addition, enjoys doing graphic design, reading business magazines, and keeping up with cyber-security/privacy and current events in his free time. He continues to be dedicated to ALS research, through both fundraising and raising awareness, as a way of honoring his dad as well as of helping others.
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For the second year in a row, Sam held a successful Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser at his school, resulting in a teacher being doused! This summer, Sam is participating the Young Faces of ALS Atlanta Corntoss Challenge. Learn more about Sam here: www.dicksdevotees.org