Canton, MD – On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Team KELLY of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) joined 1,000 other runners, walkers and joggers in the sixth annual Brigance Brigade Foundation’s 5.7K Championship Race and 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk at the Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore.
The Brigance Brigade Foundation was founded in 2008 by former Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, after O.J. was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
The Foundation aims to help equip, encourage and empower those living with ALS and their families by providing access to needed equipment, resource guidance and support services. The 5.7-kilometer race–slightly longer than the typical 5K race to commemorate the number OJ wore on his Ravens jersey–annually brings people together to support this vision.