Men's And Women's Tennis Fundraise To Raise Money For ALS Research
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/20/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 20, 2010

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Albuquerque, N.M.- The University of New Mexico men's and women's tennis teams are partnering up with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA) to help in the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The tennis teams will begin a season long campaign, Serving Up A Cure, this weekend to help raise money for ALS research.

Serving Up A Cure will allow people to get involved in a couple of different ways. Donors can pledge money per match or per set won for either the men's or women's tennis teams. Forms to make donations and instructions for submitting them can be found at GOLOBOS.com on either the men's or women's tennis page. All donations will be sent to Roy Cañada, women's tennis head coach.

ALS affects adults of all ages, sexes and races. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease and every 90 minutes someone dies from this disease. There in no known cause or cure and the cost for an ALS patient is $200,000 per year.

Please help the men's and women's tennis teams fight against ALS. For more information contact Roy Cañada at rcanada@unm.edu or at 925-5780.