The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to the Iowa Chapter of the ALS Association
IRVING, TX (April 24, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KCAU-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Sioux City, Iowa and surrounding areas, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 $ to the Iowa Chapter of the ALS Association in support of KCAU-TV’s Seventh Annual “Rockin’ for a Cure” Benefit Concert, to be held Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurons extend from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to death. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. It covers all the bases – research, care services, public education and advocacy – to bring help and hope to people facing the disease. The mission of the Iowa Chapter of the ALS Association, as is the case with all local chapters of the organization, is to aid in the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate and empower those affected by ALS to live their full lives.
“ALS Iowa strives every day to continue to provide a better quality of life for Iowans living with ALS and their families,” said Emily Vanni, director of development, ALS Iowa. “We offer many programs and services at no cost to our families, from our equipment loan office to our quality of life grants and resource groups. ALS Iowa is very grateful to KCAU-TV for its longstanding support, and to the Nexstar Foundation for this generous donation, which will help us continue to provide these important programs and services to people living with this terrible disease in Iowan.
Commenting on the donation, John Curry, Vice President and General Manager of KCAU-TV said, “KCAU has had the privilege of creating and promoting the annual ALS Benefit Concert for seven years. We bring together over 500 people from across the region for this event to hear live music performed by local artists and participate in our silent auction, and the money raised from this event goes directly to helping people of our community who are battling ALS. Giving back to communities served by Nexstar across the country is central to the company’s mission, and we are honored to have the Nexstar Media Foundation make this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between KCAU-TV and ALS Iowa.
The mission of the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is to contribute to and work with public charities and nonprofit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its affiliates do business. The foundation was established in 1958 and donates approximately $350,000 annually.
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content, including 283,000 hours of original video content annually . Nexstar has America’s largest local broadcast group of top affiliate networks, with 200 owned or partnered stations in 116 US markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s television assets also include NewsNation, the fastest growing national cable news and entertainment network in the United States, reaching 75 million TV households, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% stake in TV Food Network. The company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, is collectively one of the top 10 digital news and information properties in the United States with more than 130 million monthly unique users at December 31, 2021. In addition to providing exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar offers large-scale premium cross-platform advertising opportunities for businesses and brands looking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. . For more information, visit www.nexstar.tv
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