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The Alaska Club Joins MDA in the Fight Against ALS

The Alaska Club is partnering with the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for Clubs for the Cure to help White Out ALS and Zumba for a Cure!

A pioneer in the fitness industry, Augie Nieto received a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in March 2005 and began the fight of his life. Under the banner Augie’s Quest, Nieto and his wife, Lynne, are supporting MDA’s aggressive fundraising and research effort aimed at finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for ALS. Within the past 10 years more than 43 Alaskans served by MDA Alaska have lost their battle against ALS.

MDA's Augie's Quest research initiative is partnering with leaders of the fitness industry & the academic world to execute the largest attack on ALS possible today. Clubs for the Cure is a national fundraising campaign in partnership with health & fitness clubs across the country.

On February 26, 2011 The Alaska Club and the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association invite all of Alaska to join in Augie’s battle for Zumba for a Cure parties at The Alaska Club South, Valley, Eagle River, Fairbanks locations from 1pm-3pm and Juneau 3pm-5pm.

Non members can also participate in the Zumba parties by donating at least $10 to MDA Clubs for the Cure. Clubs for the Cure t-shirts may be purchased for $20 at The Alaska Club locations participating in Zumba for a Cure.

MDA is a voluntary health agency that works in local communities to combat muscle wasting diseases through basic and applied scientific investigation, local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care, such as those offered at Providence Alaska Medical Center and widespread professional and public health education.

For more information on the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association please call 800-478-5683, send an e-mail to sdial@mdausa.org, visit www.mda.org or www.mdaalaska.com.

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