Alabama, Auburn football legends team up to tackle ALS

Alabama, Auburn football legends team up to tackle ALS

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The ALS Association Alabama Chapter brought together former foes of the gridiron from The University of Alabama, Auburn University and the National Football League (NFL) for a common cause at its fourth annual Changing The Game Fundraiser on Thursday night in Birmingham.

Former Alabama football player Cornelius Bennett at the The ALS Association Alabama Chapter Changing the Game fundraiser.
Former Alabama football player Cornelius Bennett at the The ALS Association Alabama Chapter Changing the Game fundraiser. (Christina Chambers)

ALS Association Alabama Chapter and Alabama, Auburn and NFL football greats Bobby Humphrey, Marty Lyons, Joe Cribbs, Frank Orgel, Kerry Goode, Cornelius Bennett, Richard Terrell Davis, Jason Campbell, Antonio Langham, Trent Richardson, Blake Sims, Chris Goode, Rich Wingo, Chris Woods, Terry Henley, Chad Jackson and Marlon Humphrey all attended the event to help raise money.

Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the progressive neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, preventing victims from controlling their bodies. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle to this fatal disease.

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