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Fundraising Event Set to Help Terri Saenz Battle ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Westland, Mich. – July 16, 2015 – A fundraising event has been established to help 47-year old wife and mother, Terri Pickering Saenz, who is battling ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event titled Bowling Night for My Friend Terri is set for Friday, August 7th from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Westland Bowl at 5940 North Wayne Road in Westland (just north of Ford Road).
Tickets to attend the event are available in advance for $25 per person. Register here via Eventbrite. The fee provides two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and appetizers donated by Marquis Foodservice Catering of Westland. Tickets can be purchased online at www.MyFriendTerri.com. Tickets are $30 at the door. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance.
Terri Pickering Saenz, a Canton, Mich. resident, was diagnosed with ALS in January. Saenz is currently a real estate agent for Keller Williams and is participating in an ALS stem cell clinical trial out of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. A giant prize raffle is planned at the event where supporters can donate to Saenz to help her with travel expenses associated with the 10-month clinical trial. Saenz resides in Canton with her husband Jeff and their two adult sons. Learn more about Terri’s journey at www.MyFriendTerri.com.
ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) attacks the nerve cells that control muscles, ultimately resulting in paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing. Average life expectancy for people with the disease is three to five years after diagnosis. Currently there is no known cure for ALS, but visit ALS.net to learn more about funding research to cure ALS.