July 10th and the Les Turner Strike Out for ALS is a race you want to add to your race calendar.
Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease for the New York Yankees baseball icon, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Named for Les Turner, a charismatic Chicago area business and family man, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is Chicagoland’s leader in ALS research and patient services and support. They are the only independent, publicly supported non-profit organization in Chicagoland dedicated solely to the treatment and elimination of ALS.
The Les Turner Strike Out for ALS is an opportunity to support this great charity, get in a good run and live out your Field of Dreams, baseball fantasy moment all at the same time.Starting at the iconic home plate of old Comiskey Park and finishing with a lap around the warning track of U.S. Cellular Field this is a one of a kind race. Following the race you can hang out and watch the 2012 All-Star Game on the Jumbo-Tron of U.S. Cellular Field and replenish with some great post race munchies from the concession stand.
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