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, July 3, 2012

Thanks For Your Leadership, ALS Therapy Alliance

For the last 48 hours there has been internet buzz regarding Seth MacFarlane's use of ALS as a point of attempted humor in his new movie, "Ted."

Finally an ALS organization has stepped up with a statement.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/seth-macfarlanes-movie-ted-causes-punch-line-about-lou-gehrigs-disease-to-become-pop-culture-chatter-on-twitter-facebook-2012-07-03

Now if only a few others would show that they have the backs of those with ALS by speaking up in the media.

Organizational backlash works.  This is an especially important week for the world to understand that there is still no known cause, there is no cure, and ALS isn't a disease to joke around about.

1 comment:

  1. USA Today http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/07/als-nonprofit-not-happy-about-lou-gehrig-joke-in-ted/1

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