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Television Host Debbie Matenopoulos Will Appear on “The View” to Co-Host and Raise Awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease and The ALS Association

July 8, 2013
Debbie Matenopoulos

UPDATE: Debbie Matenopoulos’ July 10 appearance on “The View” has been postponed to a later date. We will let you know when she is re-scheduled to appear on this show as soon as we receive this information.

On Wednesday, July 10, television host and actress Debbie Matenopoulos is slated to make an appearance on the ABC talk show “The View” to co-host and to raise awareness of ALS, which claimed the life of her father Niko Matenopoulos in 2012.

“The ALS Association is excited that Debbie Matenopoulos will appear on ‘The View’ to discuss her support of The ALS Association,” said Jane H. Gilbert, President and CEO of The ALS Association. “We hope the show’s viewers will gain an understanding of how this devastating disease impacts the 30,000 families living with ALS in our country.”

Following the broadcast, Matenopoulos is slated to tour the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City with Gilbert and Dorine Gordon, President & CEO for The Association’s Greater New York Chapter, and Dale Lange, M.D., the Chairman of Neurology and Medical Director of The ALS Association Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery. They will visit with people with ALS and their families during the tour. The OWN Network will tape this visit and broadcast it at a later date.

Matenopoulos will also host a fundraiser on July 10 at STIX Mediterranean Grill and Café on 112 East 23rd Street in New York City, where 100 percent of the event’s proceeds will go to the Greater New York Chapter. STIX will donate all food, while Sidney Frank Importing Co. hosts the bar with summer punches crafted by their mixologist Todd Richman, featuring newly introduced and award-winning American Harvest Organic Spirit as well as Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur and Bärenjäger Honey and Bourbon Liqueur.  The OWN and NGTV Network (Greek TV network) will be covering this event.

Viewers can check their local ABC affiliates for broadcast times, and they will have the opportunity to donate through a text to give option.

Read the press release.

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