Sloane Brown, For The Baltimore Sun
October 1, 2013
Floyd J. Malveaux, Merck Childhood Asthma Network executive director, came to O.J. Brigance's 44th birthday party with his daughter, Suzanne Malveaux, CNN anchor, who recently aired a three-part series on ALS, the disease affecting her mother and Brigance.
The clubhouse at Pimlico Race Course was transformed into an old-fashioned Texas town to serve as a 44th birthday-party backdrop for a native Texan who is now a much-beloved Baltimorean: former Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance. The party benefited the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which raises funds to help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families. Brigance and his wife, Chanda Brigance, created the foundation after he was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.