Another great, family friendly event is quickly approaching! On July 15th, the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K will be held at US Cellular Field. This is a must run event if you are a White Sox Fan! 2014 promises some new things as an incentive for local fans:
2014 Race Incentives
1st, 2nd and 3rd place fundraisers will receive on field recognition at the White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game on Monday, August 18th
4th and 5th place finishers will receive an autographed baseball by Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn
Anyone that raises $250 or over will receive a Comcast Ticket Voucher for an upcoming Chicago White Sox Game
The 2014 event also boosts a new course with entertainment at each mile plus a post race party with a local band!
Most importantly, this is more than a family friendly event at a cool venue. This is a massive fundraising effort for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). While I was introduced to this fast moving disease at an early age, many don’t know much about ALS. Description below:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. In the US, someone is diagnosed every 90 minutes, and approximately 35,000 people are living with ALS at any given time. There is no known cure for ALS and once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.
So come on out for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K! Free parking. Great venue. Family friendly event. Amazing after party with a band. Join the fun and help STRIKE OUT ALS! Register HERE, donate HERE or comment below to be entered into a drawing for a free entry! Giveaway for a free entry begins now and one winner will be drawn via a random number generator on Monday, July 7th. Must comment below to be entered in the drawing. Good luck!!
** Strike Out ALS ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **