Alabama A&M Sports Information
HUNTSVILLE – The Bulldogs baseball team stepped up to the plate to help strike out a deadly disease.
Earlier this month, A&M players participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.
The Bulldogs volunteered for several duties, including registration, Champions Club escorts, Youth Zone, team photos, and more.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. It’s the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, more than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease.
“With statistics being in place letting us know of how tragic and painful this disease can be toward families, we’ve felt like it is our responsibility to do as much as we can to help out, especially in our community,” said A&M Assistant Coach Manny Lora. “It can easily be one of our own loved ones affected by this disease, so by raising awareness and fundraising, we can help support caregivers with the resources they needed to take on the disease.
“Alabama A&M University baseball wants to help end Alzheimer’s disease and continue to support local and global causes that affects so many people. Our guys have really bought into the impact they have assisting others in our community and have done such a beautiful job in sacrificing their hours to help impact the lives of others. This is the second year that we have volunteered and look forward to continuing to help raise awareness in our community.”