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Brigance Brigade will host inaugural 5.7K run in April to benefit ALS patients

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The Brigance Brigade Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports ALS patients and their families. The organization was founded by CFL and NFL Champion O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda. O.J. has been courageously and publically fighting ALS. His fight has bought a lot of awareness to ALS patients and their families. The Brigance Foundation will be hosting its first annual 5.7K family fun event. The family fun event will take place on Saturday April 5, 2014 in Canton. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Brigance Brigade. The 5.7 was picked as a nod to O.J. Brigance’s number 57 jersey. There will be a” timed 5.7K run, as well as a 1 mile run/walk, and a kids’ fun run. The event will also feature a Fun Zone where children and families involved in the race can gather and enjoy exciting activities for all ages. Following the race, runners will have access to post race snacks, bottled water, and fruit.”
“Chanda and I are excited to host the first-ever Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K Run," said O.J. Brigance, Co-Founder of the Brigance Brigade Foundation. “Our goal is create a fun, family friendly event for our community to enjoy while supporting a good cause and raising awareness for a terrible disease affecting people across the country. The city of Baltimore has always been extremely supportive, and we hope to see the community come out in full force to support our mission of helping to improve the lives of those living with ALS.” The registration fees for the events are as follows: 5.7K race is $40, 1 Mile Run/Walk - $20 and the Kid’s Fun Run - $10. These registration fees are guaranteed thru April 1, 2014. All participants will get a free t-shirt. Every 5.7 K finisher will get a commemorative race medal. “Corporate sponsorships are available and participants will have the opportunity to fundraise as an individual or as a team. For more information, please visit www.BriganceBrigade.org or call 410-878-2030. Registration for the Brigance Brigade Foundation’s 5.7K is currently open at www.brigancebrigade.org/how-you-can-help/events.”

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