|"...you have been reading about a bad break I got. Yet today,
I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth."
When Lou Gehrig spoke those words on July 4, 1939, America became painfully aware of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Lou's baseball career and his life, shortened by the disease that would ultimately bear his name, was filled with awe-inspiring courage, unselfishness and gratitude in everything he did. In 2009, on the 70th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech, Major League Baseball launched 4♦ALS in an effort to raise awareness and support for the fight against ALS.
Step Up to the Plate
You can support 4♦ALS and the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease by participating in Covering All The Bases. Every gift you make is a "hit" that supports The ALS Association's global research endeavors, public policy efforts and Chapter care services programs. Your generosity will make a difference and your support will serve as inspiration and hope to those courageously battling this disease.