ALS Walk - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/8/05

ALS Walk

You know Pete as our sports director, but this Saturday, he takes on the role of ambassador in the fight against a disease that is very personal to him, ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

"Unfortunately,that disease has hit home to me, I lost my mom to it 16 years ago, before that I didn't even know what ALS was. I have seen first hand its a devastating, devastating disease. She went from a parent to a child. No one wants to see a parent in that state," says Pete Christy.

ALS destroys the central nervous system, gradually wasting away every muscle. Larry Enligh, long time football coach at McKenzie Junior High, fell victim to the disease last year. So Pete says he's hoping for a great turnout tomorrow at Buddy Holly Park, where we can all walk together in the fight against ALS. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10.

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