ALS Awareness Month aims is to raise awareness about ALS, gather support for those affected by this condition and to encourage funding and research into a treatment or cure.
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease which destroys the ability to walk, speak, eat and breathe. ALS was first recognized as a disease in 1869, by Jean-Martin Charcot, a French Neurologist. However, ALS is sometimes referred as Lou Gehrig's disease, named after Lou Gehrig, a famous baseball first basemen whose career was stopped in 1939 when he developed ALS at the age of 36. At that time, ALS was given widespread public attention due to the high profile of this baseball player.
The ALS Association has in more recent years run a campaign, ALS Across America. Established in 2008, ALS Across America aims to raise awareness about ALS by sharing with the media and public the experience people throughout the United States have with ALS. When we become aware of the plight of people with this serious disease, we are more likely to support them and the related organizations which work to find a cure.
The awareness colors for ALS are Blue and White Pinstripes.
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