According to a press release, former Arizona head coach and 2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Kindall will be at the Reid Park Demeester Performance Center along with current head coach Andy Lopez this Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon for the Tucson Walk to Defeat ALS hosted by the ALS Association’s Arizona Chapter.
All members of Arizona’s baseball team will be present to cheer on the crowd as they start the walk. Former New York Yankees great, Lou Gerhig was the first to bring domestic and international attention to the disease when his legendary professional baseball career came to an end after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
ALS is a terminal, progressive neurodegenerative disease, affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing the inability to walk, talk, or even blink. Currently, there is still no cure for the fatal disease but nonetheless; the ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides annual services to more than 350 families throughout Arizona.
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