We've been working hard on ALS through the weekend - raising awareness and money.
The disease has close ties to baseball - it claimed the lives of Lou Gehrig and Catfish Hunter - but it needs far more attention.
The cause is unknown. There's no cure, and there are no survivors. Yes, ALS needs far more attention.
To that end, it was ALS Awareness Night at Friday's game and the chapter had a group outing at the DBAP on Sunday.
Also, we helped to promote the chapter's eBay auction with 99.9 The Fan and 620 The Buzz. $7,000 was raised.
If you can invest fifteen minutes, here are a couple of notable stories on this topic from last week:
- Listen to this Fan/Buzz interview with golf legend Tom Watson. His caddy died of ALS.
- Watch this moving video from WRAL TV5 News...
Now, you understand why we're AT BAT...for ALS.