ALS walk returns for third year
by TP staff
Apr 12, 2013 | 1396 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Tracy community will walk a 1.6-mile course Sunday, April 21, to raise funds to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

They will take part in the third annual Walk for a Cure sponsored by Tracy Toyota. Ronnie Lott, former 49ers great and owner of the auto dealership, will lead the walk, beginning at 10 a.m.

Walking with Lott to lead the event will be two former 49ers teammates, Eric Wright and Tracy resident Keena Turner.

The ALS walk is in memory of Eric Scoggins, a former teammate of Lott’s and onetime Tracy resident who died of ALS in 2009. It also honors the memory of Kenny Perez, a baseball coach at Tracy High School who died of the disease in March 2011.

The April 21 Walk for a Cure will begin at Tracy Toyota, 2895 Naglee Road. After completing the course, participants will return to the dealership for a barbecue, music and chance to win a 2013 Toyota Camry.

For information: Tracy Toyota, 834-1111 or www.tracytoyota.com
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kele
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April 19, 2013
Great cause I have done this walk for two years in a row and now I will be not only be walking for Eric Scoggins and Kenny Perez I will be walking for everyone that has been effected by ALS not only will there be a giveaway for a toyota camry there will also be Items like a framed Colin Kapernick that was taken during the Playoff game and lots of other great items.We as a community need to make this bigger then last year and honor these great men and raise lots of money to find a cure.So Please join me on Sunday.


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