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Buffalo Bills Quarterback Trent Edwards Rallies Around The ALS Association
Date:10/8/2009

Greatbatch, Inc. and Buffalo Bills Team Up With Trent Edwards to Fight Lou Gehrig's Disease

Buffalo, N.Y. (Vocus) October 8, 2009 -- In honor of his well-known high school coach Charlie Wedemeyer, who has the progressive, neurodegenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards will soon launch a new program that will help people with ALS and their families each time he leads his team to a touchdown.

"Trent's Touchdowns for ALS," which begins on Sunday, October 11th when the Buffalo Bills play the Cleveland Browns has two objectives: raise money for The ALS Association by encouraging fans and corporations to pledge a minimum amount of money for a minimum number of touchdowns, and to raise awareness about the disease.

"We're counting on Trent to have his best season yet and that the Buffalo Bills go to the Super Bowl," said Jane H. Gilbert, president and CEO of The Association. "We would like to see Trent lead the Buffalo Bills to as many touchdowns as possible so that The ALS Association can intercept and put to an end this deadly disease."

The monies raised go to support numerous free services and programs provided to people who have what is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease and to their families.

"I'm pleased to partner with The ALS Association and to be part of the efforts that improve quality of life for individuals and families coping with ALS, while creating awareness and supporting research for a cure," Edwards said.

Edwards' passion for helping The Association fight ALS stems from his own very personal connection with the disease. While attending Los Gatos High School in Calif., Edwards played for Wedemeyer, who was diagnosed with ALS in
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