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Date:5/14/2009

Baseball Great Curt Schilling and Wife Shonda Enter The ALS Association's Hall of Fame, Receive Award

Calabasas Hills, CA (Vocus) May 14, 2009 -- The ALS Association has inducted former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda into the organization's Hall of Fame as its first inductees for their long time support of The Association in the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 12 during The Association's 2009 National Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., where they also were presented with the Hall of Fame Award.

The Schillings were recognized by The Association 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 (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and to improve quality of life for people living with the disease, their families and caregivers.

"Curt and Shonda Schilling have devoted virtually nonstop effort in support of The ALS Association's vital programs and services that have enriched the quality of life for people living with ALS," said Jane H. Gilbert, president and CEO of The Association.

The Schillings, who have raised more than $10 million for The Association through their "Curt's Pitch for ALS, "Covering all the Bases" "Say It with Flowers," and numerous other fundraisers, remain steadfast in their dedication to curing ALS. The Schillings also have played a vital role in The Association's advocacy efforts, including participating in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and testifying before Congress. The
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