24 Hour Fitness announces its support for Augie’s Quest, the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research initiative of the Muscular Dystrophy Association – whose mission is to find treatments and a cure for ALS. Now through Sept. 30, 24 Hour Fitness members and fans can make a donation online to support Augie’s Quest and ALS research. Carl Liebert, president and chief executive officer of 24 Hour Fitness commented,
Augie Nieto, co-founder and former president of Life Fitness and chairman of Octane Fitness, founded Augie’s Quest in conjunction with the MDA after his ALS diagnosis in March 2005. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord in control of voluntary muscle movement.
Source: 24 Hour Fitness