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.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

From A Horrible Situation We Have Another Teachable Moment

On July 4 as I drove to Ohio to help pass out information as part of 4 ALS day at the Reds game, I passed Ezzard Charles Drive near downtown Cincinnati. It's a small world. I had not remembered that Ezzard Charles, the world heavyweight champion, was from Cincinnati. He died from ALS. It's a very small world when you pay attention to ALS and all the people it has stolen from us.

Yesterday as more on the terrible news on the Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago unfolded, we learned that Ezzard Charles was buried there.

Today would be a good day for us all to spread the reminder that ALS is Lou Gehrig's Disease and it has cut short the lives of many mighty athletes... even a world heavyweight champion.

It's up to us to keep the memory and connections to ALS alive in people's minds at every opportunity.

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