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, May 5, 2009

Thank You, Curt and Shonda Schilling!

...and it's a shorter wait for this hall of fame than for Cooperstown...

http://www.prweb.com/releases/ALS-Association/National-ALS-Advocacy-Day/prweb2391874.htm

Just prior to a meeting with members of Congress on May 12, advocates will join The Association in recognizing those leaders in Congress whose extraordinary efforts have driven the ALS community closer to a cure. At the Celebration of Excellence Breakfast and Awards Presentation, The Association will present the Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award, named in honor of the former New York senator who lost his life to ALS, and the Henry A. Wallace Public Service Research Award, named for the former U.S. vice president whose life also was cut short by ALS.
During the reception, former Major League Baseball ALS-Star pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda will become the first inductees into The Association's Hall of Fame and will receive The Association's Hall of Fame Award.
The Schillings are being recognized for their sustained and dedicated efforts in advocacy, awareness and fundraising, for significantly impacting research and patient care programs provided by The Association to find a cause and cure for ALS, and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, their families and caregivers.

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