Latest Lou Gehrig's disease News

Charity walk to raise money for ALS planned for Polar Park

Sep. 26, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — More than 160 people were expected to participate in a charity walk to raise money for the fight against ALS in Worcester. The goal of the Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday is to raise $100,000 to bolster no-cost services like support groups, home...

Former Bear, Steve McMichael, gets ALS Courage Award

Sep. 18, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Steve McMichael, a beloved member of the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, received the first ALS Courage Award. McMichael, who has Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was honored Saturday during the 20th anniversary of the Les...

Former Pro Bowl lineman, broadcaster Tunch Ilkin dies at 63

Sep. 04, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

Tunch Ilkin, a Turkish-born, two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers who went on to become a beloved member of the organization's broadcast team, has died. He was 63. The Steelers confirmed Ilkin's passing on Saturday. Ilkin, who revealed last...

Senate president pro tem says he has Lou Gehrig's disease

Jul. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Longtime state Sen. David Tomassoni has informed his constituents that he has Lou Gehring's disease, also known as ALS. The motor neuron disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that destroys the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle...