New Fundraising Campaign – Including CKO Punchathon — Kicks Off November 1
Los Angeles, November 1, 2019 – CKO Kickboxing members will put on their boxing gloves as part of a new CKO fundraising drive called “Kick Some ALS” to benefit Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS, a nonprofit committed to changing the experience of thousands living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by fast-tracking effective treatments and an ultimate cure.
The two-week fundraising campaign launches on November 1 and runs through November 15 at CKO Kickboxing locations across the country. During this time period, CKO Kickboxing makes it easy and fun to donate to this important cause. CKO Kickboxing will also host special CKO Punchathons to “Kick some ALS,” a 90-minute, high energy kickboxing workout, with incentives and prizes. One hundred percent of the $25 class fee will benefit Augie’s Quest.
“ALS robs people of everything fitness and exercise provides including strength, muscle fitness, mobility and more,” says Augie Nieto, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS and fitness industry icon who has lived with an ALS diagnosis for 14 years. “We are incredibly grateful to have CKO Kickboxing as a new national partner, willing to flex its muscle, join with Augie’s Quest and kick some ALS. Together, ALS doesn’t stand a fighting chance.”
Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the very muscles we work so hard to keep strong, flexible and moving. For people with ALS, as the disease progresses, their motor neurons die off, blocking communication between their brain and their muscles. When voluntary muscles begin to shut down, people with ALS lose their ability to walk, speak, and ultimately breathe. Most people with ALS only live 2-5 years after experiencing the first signs of the disease. Currently, there are no known cures or effective treatments for ALS.
But ALS is curable, it’s just underfunded. Today there is new hope like never before. Thanks to support from national corporate partners like CKO Kickboxing, Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS is helping to fast-tracking new treatments and an ultimate cure. Click here to learn more about the Punchathon.