ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

July 4, 2009 -- Mark Your Calendars! Let's Go Out To the Ballgame.

Michael Goldsmith is living proof that people with ALS can get things done. Thank you, Mr. Goldsmith!

From the New York Times --
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/sports/baseball/03vecsey.html

February 3, 2009
Sports of The Times
Baseball to Focus Attention on Gehrig’s Disease
By
GEORGE VECSEY
Baseball came through.
On July 4, the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s immortal “luckiest man on the face of the earth” speech, Major League Baseball will help fight the disease that bears the name of its doomed hero. In 15 home ballparks that day, baseball will seek to raise money and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which currently has no cure. Major League Baseball will announce the details of this program Tuesday. The event is the brainchild of Michael Goldsmith, 57, a law professor in Utah, who was given what he calls a “death sentence” in September 2006, the ominous signs of A.L.S....
IMPORTANT Immediate Action Item --
Please go to http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/sports/baseball/03vecsey.html and read the whole story, then use the email link on the article page to email it to everyone you know. This will not only get the word out, but it will also help the article rise to the top emailed articles in the Times which will move it to the spotlight on the front page.

This is huge.

For your travel planning, here are the likely home teams on July 4, 2009 from the MLB website http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/#20090704

Marlins TBD
Nationals 1:05 p.m.
Cubs 1:05 p.m.
Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
Yankees 1:05 p.m.
Reds 1:10 p.m.
Royals 2:10 p.m.
Giants 4:05 p.m.
Phillies 4:05 p.m.
Twins 4:10 p.m.
Indians 4:10 p.m.
Padres 7:05 p.m.
Rangers 8:05 p.m.
Rockies 8:10 p.m.
Angels 9:05 p.m.

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