Latest Lou Gehrig's disease News

Former Raiders fullback Steve Smith dies at age 57

Nov. 20, 2021 20:07 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders fullback Steve Smith has died after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 57. The Raiders announced Smith's death Saturday, calling him an inspiration for “smiling every day while always working for a cure for”...

Possessions of man behind ice bucket challenge up for sale

Nov. 04, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jerseys, baseball bats and other items that belonged to Pete Frates, the former college baseball player whose inspiring fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped popularize the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned. Proceeds from the online auction...

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...