The ALS Community Unites to Honor Lou Gehrig and all those affected by ALS
On July 4th, 1939, Lou Gehrig, one of baseball’s greatest players of all time stood in front of a crowd of 62,000 fans at Yankee’s Stadium and gave one of the most memorable speeches in sports history.
“For the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got.
Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
He died on June 2nd, 1941, two years after, just a few days before celebrating his 38th birthday, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 80 years later, the cause is still unknown, there is still no cure nor effective treatment.
Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, a source of strength, humility and courage for the thousands of Canadians affected by ALS.
Lou Gehrig Day
In March 2020, Major League Baseball announced that June 2nd will hereby be known as “Lou Gehrig Day,”. An annual, league-wide event will not only to honor and celebrate the legacy of the Hall of Fame first baseman but to raise awareness and funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
This June, the ALS Community will, in its unique way, join various sports and entertainment celebrities to help Strike Out ALS and honor their loved affected by ALS.
Stay tuned for details!