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.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Envision A PALS Throwing Out A First Pitch With President Obama Catching It

The Washington Nationals are going to be all about neurological diseases in July as part of their new health initiative.

The Nationals have announced a series of monthly health initiatives this season designed to improve the quality of life in the metropolitan area.
It's sadly appropriate, and no accident, that neurological disorders will be the designated disease for July. It was in that month 70 years ago that Yankees immortal Lou Gehrig - dying in his 30s from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - uttered perhaps the most melancholy and memorable words in baseball history: "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." Representatives of each health organization will either throw out a ceremonial first pitch or deliver the starting lineup to home plate sometime each month.

Here's the contact information for the Washington Nationals. Let's let them know that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something really important for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The Obamas have made it a point to be a part of the DC community. Let's let them know that the President of the United States has a wonderful opportunity to do something very special with his home team for the tens of thousands of Americans dealing with ALS.

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