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About LG4DAY On June 2nd
Major League Baseball (MLB) has officially made an annual Lou Gehrig Day (LG4Day) to take place each year on June 2. This league-wide, annual event began in 2021 and honors New York Yankees' first baseman Lou Gehrig, otherwise known as the Iron Horse, and will help spread awareness of ALS.
Over 80 years after Lou Gehrig's death, ALS is still eponymous with the record-setting New York Yankee, who brought nationwide attention to the disease.
Thank you to the Lou Gehrig Day Committee for leading this effort and to the MLB for their longstanding commitment in the fight against ALS! #EndALS #ALSawareness #LG4Day #MLB4ALS
Currently, there are no effective cures or treatments to stop disease progression of ALS. That's why researchers at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) are working hard each day to find ALS treatments.
What is Lou Gehrig's Disease?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This results in the wasting away of muscle, loss of movement and eventual paralysis. There are an estimated 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States at any given time. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS.
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The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) and its researchers quickly discover and validate potential treatments for ALS. It is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by drug development experts and people with ALS, ALS TDI understands the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.
ALS TDI is recognized as an international leader in preclinical and translational ALS research, and partners with pharmaceutical companies and biotechs around the world. Awarded the highest nonprofit rating – four stars – on Charity Navigator, ALS TDI spends 87 cents of every dollar raised on finding effective treatments and cures for ALS. Learn more at