Zumbathon for ALS draws crowd to White Marsh

Posted at 11:32 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 08:45:25-04

WHITE MARSH, Md. — The Avenue in White Marsh was packed with people on Wednesday evening as they danced for a good cause.

It was the Sixth Annual Zumbathon for ALS hosted by Merritt Club and the Brigance Brigade Foundation.

O.J. Brigance created the foundation after he was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago. Typically, when diagnosed with ALS, doctors give a patient two to five years to live. O.J. Brigance said he is humbled.

"Like so many other scenarios in my life, God has allowed me to be the exception to the rule to show that all things are possible. Everyday life is both a miracle and a blessing," said Brigance.

Brigance expressed his thanks for everyone who continues to support him and his foundation. He has a strong connection with the Baltimore Ravens. Kicker Justin Tucker came to the Zumbathon to show his support for "Juice" and even danced along.

The proceeds from Wednesday's event goe to the Brigance Brigade Foundation.