99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio and 620 The Buzz will be At Bat for ALS on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Hosts Mike Maniscalco, Mark Thomas, Joe Ovies and Adam Gold will encourage listeners to make a donation to The ALS Association – Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter.
The on-air event will begin at 6am and wrap-up at 7pm.
The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The Sports Radio Stations are offering several ways to contribute during the At Bat for ALS broadcast. Listeners can pledge online at ESPNtriangle.com, by phone – toll free at 1-877-898-8869, or by texting FIGHTALS to 25383.
There will also be an online auction for various items featured on June 2 and all proceeds will benefit The ALS Association – Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter. These items can be viewed by visiting ESPNtriangle.com.
ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and fatal motor neuron disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Many people with ALS can have difficulty speaking or swallowing. Patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed, yet the vast majority of people with ALS maintain sharp, unaffected minds.
There is no known cause for ALS, and there is no cure. ALS affects approximately one in 800 men and one in 1200 women. It is estimated that there are as many as 700 people in North Carolina currently living with ALS, and about 30,000 Americans who currently are living with the disease.
About The ALS Association – Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter:
The Catfish Chapter has been serving PALS (People living with ALS) across North Carolina since 2000. The Chapter has grown into an award-winning and nationally-recognized organization because of their efforts in service, advocacy, and fundraising. The Chapter has been recognized by The ALS Association as Chapter of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
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