Nearly 74 years ago, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame legend Lou Gehrig stood before his legions of fans at Yankee Stadium and declared himself the luckiest man alive. His public battle with the disease that now bears his name was thrust into the national spotlight for the first time that day.
During the month of July, The ALS Association is teaming up with Major League Baseball for the 4♦ALS Awareness initiative, a campaign to rally support in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease. Baseball clubs across the country are uniting throughout the season to bring public attention to ALS.
Want to join the team? Participate in the Covering All the Bases Hitting Challenge and make a pledge that will support our care services programs, cutting-edge research, and advance public policy efforts on Capitol Hill.
One of our loyal and passionate supporters has stepped up to the plate by matching any new contributions to Covering All the Bases up to $25,000. By joining the team, your gift will have double the impact on the services and programs provided by The ALS Association.
Every "hit" brings us closer to a treatment and cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Thank you for your continued support!
Jane H. Gilbert
President & CEO