THE THIRD ANNUAL GLEASON FEST IS UNDERWAY...
THE EVENT RAISES FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR A-L-S.
ALL IN THE NAME STEVE GLEASON
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY WAS OUT THERE THIS MORNING AND
IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH WHY THIS EVENT MEANS SO MUCH
TO TEAM GLEASON.
AARON- GLEASON FEST IS PUT ON BY SOME OF GLEASON'S
MANY OF WHOM HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER SINCE THEY WERE
JUST FIVE YEARS OLD.
I WAS ABLE TO SPEND SOMETIME WITH THEM AS THEY SET
UP THIS MORNING AND THE AMOUNT OF LOVE AND PRIDE THEY
HAVE FOR THEIR FRIEND IS UNMEASURABLE.
5,600 people in the u.S.
Are diagnosed with als each year.
A debilitating disease that can strike anyone.
No matter your age or physical condition.
Like steve gleason.
If we could help those people, those people who've
been diagnosed continue to live a life that's enriching
and extraordinary then i think that's part of my goal.
Jimmy ramirez :40W6 25
This guy is a global hero.
He's not just our deer friend but he is an amazing
From day one of his diagnosis gleason made it clear
he was going to fight.
Fight like he has done all of his life.
No white flags.
He represents all the hard working people that live
on this planet.
He was always too small, not good enough or fast enough
and he just has always risen to the occasion.
And he's not alone.
From those closest to him.
To complete strangers.
All make up team gleason.
Team gleason really has become kind of a family and
it certainly started here in spokane.
Today's gleasonfest is all about celebrating that
Gleason and his big team of supporters.
It's just a neat day, a day of thanks a day of love.
So many people coming down appreciate steve and celebrate
him and his human spirit and celebrate not only what
he is doing for als but again just the human spirit.
The festival has already exceeded its fundraising
All proceeds will go towards the gleason initiative
With hopes that one day.
they will find a cure.
Welcome him home to spokane, it's a really big deal.
He doesn't attend all of the events.
This one is special to him and therefore it's special
to all of us.
THE EVENT STARTED AT 2 O'CLOCK TODAY AND WILL GO UNTIL
AT LEAST 11 TONIGHT.
YOU CAN GET TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
LOCATED RIGHT OFF DIVISION AND MAINE IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE.
OR ANY TICKETSWEST LOCATIONS.
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER GET FREE ADMISSION.
THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC.
AND SPEAKING WITH THE ORGANIZERS THEY LET ME IN ON
A FEW SURPRISES THEY HAVE UP THEIR SLEEVE AND TRUST
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!
REPORTING IN STUDIO CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.