Oct. 14, 2008
Fullerton, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton baseball team would like to invite fans to participate in the 5K Walk to Defeat ALS this Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mason Regional Park in Irvine.
The walk to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or "Lou Gehrig's disease, put on by the ALS Association's Orange County chapter, is looking to raise money to fight the neurodegenerative disease that affects about 5,600 Americans a year. Last year, the walk raised \$275,000 and the Association is aiming to break that record in 2008.
The Fullerton baseball players and coaches will be on-hand throughout the day providing help for the fundraiser and putting on clinics for the children. They are urging all of the friends, family and fans or the baseball program to help in the fight against ALS.
Everyone is eligible to walk, and all the predetermined routes are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
ALS affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which leads to loss of voluntary muscle movement, and ultimately, death. Money raised from the event will go toward the Association's cutting edge research efforts and community-based patient services programs.