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5th annual Run for Jeremy is this weekend

HAMILTON, GA (WTVM) -

While many of you saw our ice bucket challenges to raise awareness for ALS, there's a local event for the same cause.

The fifth annual Run for Jeremy is Saturday morning on Oct. 4 at Harris County High School.

It's in honor of Jeremy Williams, a former football coach who was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, and was featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition. 

All of the money raised at this weekend's run is to help in the fight against ALS.

"All funds raised through Run for Jeremy go to the Emory ALS Center," said Laura Ann Mann, co-founder of the Run for Jeremy. "There in Atlanta, Dr. Glass is doing research, trying to find a cure for ALS, and he also works on patient care, they have patients from all over the Southeast. 

The Run for Jeremy has a one-mile fun run starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The 5K is at 9 a.m., with chip-timing for more serious runners. They'll close the roads at 8:30, so you need to arrive before that to register!

For more information, go to the official website http://www.runforjeremy.com/

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