• Richard replied to the topic MLB finally to honor Lou Gehrig. in the forum ALS Awareness Month 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Amanda,

     

    I have not sent other sports organizations the suggestion about having an ALS Awareness Day. I just thought of it yesterday.

     

    Some research would first need to be done, some of which would include:

     

    Each sport’s:

    1. Point person/organization to email
    2. email addresses
    3. Sports figure(s) to highlight

     

    The proposal coming from me may not have a very big impact.  However, the proposal coming from ALSNewsToday or the ALS Association would carry a lot more weight.  Who initiated MLB Lou Gehrig Day?

     

    I did email the ALS Association with the suggestion today.  I have not heard back from them.

     

    The only way to fail is not to try and an idea without execution is just a dream.  So let’s try, stop dreaming and make this happen.  Any suggestions?

     

    Richard

     

    • Richard, you have some great ideas!! Dagmar is correct regarding ALS News Today being a business and can’t initiate things. However, our community members can all reach out to their local agencies, national organizations, government leaders and so on with these ideas. We can rally our friends and families to pitch in and take on the cause with us! We can volunteer and donate if we are able to. I know in New Orleans that Steve Gleason has been instrumental in raising awareness and generating funds. His organization has also opened up a fully equipped Smart home for pALS and others with similar illnesses. Steve was a football player for the New Orleans Saints for those who are not familiar. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. You are right when you say, “The only way to fail is not to try and an idea without execution is just a dream. So let’s try, stop dreaming and make this happen.”
      Amanda

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