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, April 14, 2009

4 ALS

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The new Yankee Stadium is helping keep number 4 alive, and we need number 4 and Lou Gehrig to be alive in people's minds now more than ever.

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090413&content_id=4247414&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy
The facilities may have been massively upgraded from the old building, with Yankees officials now calling their home "a living museum" -- a theme evident from the moment a fan enters Gate 4 at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue, greeted by a recording of Lou Gehrig's "luckiest man" speech.

This morning's WSJ's last page features some of the wonderful historic photographs that adorn the stadium. Number 4 is very much a part of those photos. Outside of Suite 4 the wall features an historic melange of Lou images.

Thank you, Yankees, for keeping Lou's memory alive. Were it not for him, the disease wouldn't even have a name that anyone could remember.

Lou's number 4 was the first number retired on any team in any sport. 4 ALS says a lot.

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