CLEMSON — Clemson University MBA students are making it their business to draw attention to ALS and raise funds for a local ALS health-care provider.MBASA, Roar, ALS, fundraiser

One Main Roar,” the MBA Student Association (MBASA) fundraising event on Friday, April 20, will raise money to support the Greenville Health System ALS Clinic and the Upstate patients and families living with ALS.

Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. Each year, about 5,600 people are newly diagnosed with the disease, and the average life expectancy is two to five years.

“One Main Roar” will be from 6-9:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 1 N. Main St., Greenville. The evening will consist of speakers from the ALS clinic, dinner, beverages, a silent auction and music.

“Our student association is traditionally involved in a community service project under the umbrella of another organization,” said Lisa Milas, MBA student and president of MBASA. “This year, we wanted to own a purposeful fundraiser that would directly benefit from our event, and because ALS affects so many of us in some way, it was our choice.”

More than a dozen MBA students are applying their business skills in sales, marketing and fundraising to organize the event. Greenville Health’s ALS clinic opened two years ago and currently serves 55 families living with ALS. It is in the process of becoming the first treatment center in South Carolina recognizedby the ALS Association.

Tickets for the business/formal event are $50 for students; $85 individuals and $135 per couple. They can be purchased here. MBASA is also looking for sponsorships, monetary support and auction items. Please contact Tracy McGee at temcgee@clemson.edu.

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