The Great Boston Chili Bowl Raises Money For ALS

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Great Boston Chili Bowl event on Saturday in Cambridge brought together thousands of residents and business owners, while raising money for ALS research.

About 20 food and drink vendors turned out to showcase their chili and beer samples outside the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge.

The adults-only event dedicated all funds to the ALS TDI, which is a leading drug discovery lab that focuses solely on finding cures for Lou Gehrig's disease.

Chili con carne with kidney beans and corn, sour cream, parsley, tortilla bread

Chili con carne with kidney beans and corn, sour cream, parsley, tortilla bread

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"Many of the scientists who do the science to develop treatments for ALS are here serving the beer and the chili," said Carol Hamilton of ALS TDI.

"We try to create a community, because a community is going to work harder and faster together to raise the money and develop treatments."

Organizers estimated 250 people attended the event, raising about $10,000 for ALS research.

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports:

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Correction: A previous version of this story said there was about 250,000 people in attendance. The actual number was estimated to be 250 people.

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