Stroke kills more people across the world than AIDS, TB, and Malaria combined, and is the third leading cause of death in Illinois.  It recently affected a pro wrestler with ties to the area, so an event tonight (Saturday) in Glen Carbon will be a fundraiser for the American Stroke Association.  “Stroke Ain’t No Joke” will feature wrestlers from a number of different organizations, and will be held at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon.


TNT Kenny G suffered a stroke in the spring, and is now using his public persona to spread information about stroke prevention. 


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Among the wrestlers on the card is Santana Garrett – the daughter of TNT Kenny G, and a featured wrestler on TNA Impact Wrestling.  The show starts at 7pm, and tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for kids age 5-12.


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