The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter Teams up
The Buffalo Bisons to “Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
July 21, 2013
The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter is teaming up with the Buffalo
Bisons to honor people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease on Sunday July 21, 2013 at 1:05pm at The Coca-Cola Field, home of
the Buffalo Bisons.
We are proud to partner with The
Buffalo Bisons as the team helps to raise ALS Awareness and “Strike Out Lou
Gehrig’s Disease.” Baseball and ALS have been connected ever since Lou Gehrig
stood on the field at Yankee Stadium in 1939 and declared that “Today, I
consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.” This event is a
perfect way not only to raise awareness of the impact ALS has on our community,
but also to say thank you to our friends, family members and military hereos who are affected by
this devastating disease and for all their fundraising efforts to find a cure.
The Chapter and team also will
use this opportunity to promote the 2013 Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS®
on August 3, in Delaware Park. The Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s
national signature event. Each year thousands of people including ALS patients,
families, friends and corporate leaders join together to raise thousands of
dollars in support of The Association’s cutting edge research and community
based patient services programs. The Upstate New York Chapter Staff will be on
hand to answer any questions about ALS and encourage ALS patients to sign up
for the National ALS Registry, a nationwide research project that may help
scientists learn what causes ALS, why veterans are at greater risk and
ultimately help find a treatment for ALS, which is fatal in an average of just
two to five years.
The “Strike Out” event will
include a number of activities:
- In the days and weeks leading up to the game, fans are encouraged to
visit www.alsaupstateny.org where they can purchase special tickets for
that afternoons game. $5 of every ticket will be given back to The ALS
Upstate New York Chapter.
- The first 500 fans entering the ballpark will receive ALS camouflage colored foam
The ALS Association is an
official Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball. The mission of The
Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global
cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and
their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care
and support. For more information or to learn about local services, visit The
Association online at www.alsaupstateny.org to learn more about the Upstate New York Chapter.