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O.J. Brigance to hold family fun run in April to benefit ALS research

Ravens senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance is holding a family fun run April 5 in Canton through his charitable foundation.

The Brigance Brigade Foundation is holding its first annual 5.75-kilometer run with all proceeds going toward education and funding research to assist those suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The event, hosted by Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc., will include a timed 5.75K run, as well as a one-mile run-walk and a kids' fun run and a Fun Zone for children.

A former Ravens linebacker who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens during the 2000 season, Brigance was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.

Brigance and his wife, Chanda, formed the Brigance Brigade Foundation to help families dealing with ALS.

“Chanda and I are excited to host the first-ever Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K Run," Brigance said in a statement. “Our goal is create a fun, family friendly event for our community to enjoy while supporting a good cause and raising awareness for a terrible disease affecting people across the country.

"The city of Baltimore has always been extremely supportive, and we hope to see the community come out in full force to support our mission of helping to improve the lives of those living with ALS.”

For registration information, go to www.BriganceBrigade.org or call 410-878-2030.

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