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'Roadmap to a Cure': The ALS Association Hosts Annual National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Date:5/5/2009

former New York senator who lost his life to ALS, and the Henry A. Wallace Public Service Research Award, named for the former U.S. vice president whose life also was cut short by ALS.

During the reception, former Major League Baseball ALS-Star pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda will become the first inductees into The Association's Hall of Fame and will receive The Association's Hall of Fame Award.

The Schillings are being recognized for their sustained and dedicated efforts in advocacy, awareness and fundraising, for significantly impacting research and patient care programs provided by The Association to find a cause and cure for ALS, and to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease, their families and caregivers.

The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance to people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

Contact:
The ALS Association
Gary Wosk, Manager, Media Relations
(818) 587-2241

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