Soccer turns against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Fútbol Club Barcelona and Manchester City will meet on August 24 at the Camp Nou i
Soccer turns against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Fútbol Club Barcelona and Manchester City will meet on August 24 at the Camp Nou in a party dedicated to raising funds to research ALSwhich will be channeled through the Luzón Foundation.
The promoter of the meeting is Juan Carlos Unzué, FC Barcelona exporter, who was diagnosed with the disease just over two years ago. The meeting was presented at an event held at Barça’s Auditori 1899, in which the club’s president participatedJoan Laporta, the manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, and Unzué.
Tickets are already on sale on the Barça website and prices range between 19 euros and 99 euros. The club has also enabled a Row Zero on the web to collect donations for the Luzon Foundation. The amount raised will go to the Tricals project, a European platform dedicated to the management of clinical trials.
Since he was diagnosed with the disease, Juan Carlos Unzué has participated in numerous campaigns to give visibility to ALS, raise awareness of the situation of patients and ask for help in research.
The Luzón Foundation, which coordinates the fight against ALS in Spain, will receive the proceeds from the party and will use it for research projects selected according to scientific criteria. The entity’s executive president María José Arregui and vice president Carmelo Angulo accompanied the organizers of the charity match in Barcelona.