lou gehrigs disease


Alsa.org – ALS USA Fighting Lou Gehrigs Disease

  • July 11, 2012

Decades ago a famous baseball player became ill and gave a sad farewell to millions of fans who knew he was going to be killed by the disease that would forever forward carry his name. Lou Gehrig’s disease is a killer, and the people of alsa.org have established a website to educate, enlighten and push for a cure. The site is divided into sections that help people learn about the disease and the progress that researchers are making in the development of treatments. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has been observed for over a hundred and forty years, but it was the plight of the beloved Lou Gehrig in 1939 that brought the world’s attention to the disorder. As visitors to alsa.org will learn, this disease is not selective in who it targets, affecting over 30,000 people per year, it has killed a great many famous people, sports figures and even one vice president of the United States.

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