If you’ve been nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, join us this Saturday August 23, along with fans, drivers, crew members and JMS staff members in the “JMS Ice Bucket Challenge”. Bring an extra set of clothes for intermission as we assemble the JMS challenge group to help raise money and awareness for ALS, aka. Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
50/50 ticket proceeds will go to the ALS Association to fund research and treatment of this debilitating disease.
Watch for the video and see who will get nominated this weekend!
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. To donate visit www.alsa.org for more information.
If you would like to do more, check out the upcoming Tri-City Walk in Kearney. Only 2 weeks away!
Sunday | September 07, 2014
WALK STARTS: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Yanney Heritage Park
DISTANCE: 1 mile
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.
Pits open at 4pm, grandstands open at 5pm, hotlaps at 6:30 with racing at 7.
$10 Adults, $5 Kids 6-12, Kids 5 & under-FREE
Pit passes are $20 with NASCAR license/$25 non-NASCAR
NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR NEW DRIVERS