Ninety years ago, Lou Gehrig was on his way to an MVP season with 47 homers, 173 RBIs and a career-best 1.240 OPS for the Yankees team generally considered the best in baseball history. The "Iron Horse" was in the early stage of a streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, a record thought to be unbreakable until Cal Ripken Jr. came along one day.More
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ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs are committed to finding a cure for this debilitating illness through raising awareness and funds.
FACTS ABOUT ALS
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website.
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. With 30 full-time, industry trained drug development experts on staff, the nonprofit institute screens 25-30 compounds a year, and has screened over 300 since its inception in 1999. ALS TDI is internationally recognized for its work to optimize preclinical models of neurodegeneration for clinical translation, and has over 15 active partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and other biotechs from around the world. ALS TDI is funded by over 150 community grassroots initiatives, foundations, grants, and bequests. Rated a four-star charity by CharityNavigator.com, more than 86% of each dollar raised is spent directly on the Institute's mission: to discover and develop effective treatments to end ALS. For more information, visit our website.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.
Project A.L.S.™ is a non-profit 501(c)3 devoted to understanding, treating, and ultimately curing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Founded in 1998 by Jenifer Estess, her family and friends, Project A.L.S. has become the new paradigm for brain disease research. Ninety percent of funds raised by Project A.L.S. directly support its research programs, which recruit the world's best scientists and doctors to work together- rationally and aggressively- toward a better understanding of the ALS disease process and, in parallel, better therapeutic strategies. Visit our website.