The Atlanta Hawks hope to bounce back Wednesday night in Indianapolis after losing the first game in a seven-game playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.
In an attempt to sell out their upcoming home playoff games and support a worthy cause, the Hawks contacted CBS Atlanta's Adam Murphy and asked to team up with his nonprofit foundation Miracle for Mom.
For every discounted ticket sold, $5 will be given to Murphy's charity. Murphy launched his foundation this year in an attempt to find a cure for a rare brain disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, also known as PSP. Its purpose is inspired by Adam's mother Janice who battles the effects of PSP. Janice's condition attacks nerve cells near her brain stem that control walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech and swallowing. Unfortunately, her condition is often misdiagnosed. PSP has no known cause, treatment or cure and approximately 5 out of every 100,000 people will develop it in their lifetime.
In March, Murphy held a fundraiser with the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena and raised more than $4,000 for Cure PSP research.
If you would like to support the Hawks and Miracle for Mom you can purchase your tickets here. Be sure to use the special code: MIRACLE.
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