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Step up to help us strike out ALS!
This 5K, held in cooperation with the SMABA/NABF World Series, will help raise money for the ALS Association- Michigan Chapter, whose mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, as well as serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS.
The 5K will take place on the morning of Saturday, August 11th at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. Those that register by July 25th will receive a race t-shirt. After that t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 when you pre-register, and $25 on race day. Both runners and walkers are welcome!
Early Packet Pickup will be on Thursday, August 9 from 3:30-5:30 PM at C.O. Brown Stadium
Race Day Check-In will be from 7:15-8:15 AM
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. The life expectancy of a person with ALS is 2 to 5 years. As the disease progresses, it takes away a person's ability to walk, dress, write, speak, swallow and breathe. The disease is always fatal. Approximately 6000 people are diagnoses with ALS in the United States each year, that's 15 new cases a day!
Don't forget to join us on Friday, August 10 at 6:30 PM in C.O. Brown Stadium as we Pack the Park to Strike Out ALS during the NABF Major Division World Series. All gate admissions for that day will also be donated to the ALS Association-Michigan Chapter.
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