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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We Need Another Giant Leap For Mankind

41 years ago today...



41 years before that, in 1928, Lou Gehrig was an emerging baseball superstar. The letters "ALS" had never even crossed his mind.

Today those letters don't cross enough minds. Our nation needs a sense of urgency and innovation that will put an end to Lou Gehrig's Disease.

In the last 41 years since we sat glued to our televisions watching Neil Armstrong, over a quarter million Americans have died difficult deaths from ALS. Where is our national sense of urgency? Where is our innovation?

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