Students Throwing 50,000 Kicks to Support A.L.S
Kicking in Memory of Emma J. Patterson
Team: Pride Martial Arts Academy / Emma’s Entourage
Pride Martial Arts Academy will be hosting its 7th annual Kick-A-Thon on June 24, 2017 at Pride Martial Arts Academy, located at 9135 Sheridan Drive, Clarence, NY 14031 to benefit The ALS Association. Registration will begin at 9:00 AM and opening ceremonies start at 10:00 am. In addition to throwing over 70,000 kicks, there will be board breaking, demonstrations, a basket auction, and raffles. This is an open event and anyone can kick or come to watch and support our event. Call Pride Martial Arts Academy for details (716) 565-0202. Last year our team raised $10,357.00. Hope to see you there!
Thank you for helping me reach my Walk to Defeat ALS® fundraising goal! This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.
Please consider walking with me or sponsoring me. With your help, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of people affected by this disease. I encourage you to get your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers involved!
Why We Need Your Help
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. In the meantime it costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.