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The ALS Association's 'ALS Across America' Focuses On Staying Positive and Involved
Date:4/16/2009

For the second consecutive year during ALS Awareness Month, The ALS Association's "ALS Across America" campaign will recognize people throughout the United States living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for their courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Calabasas Hills, Calif. (Vocus)-- For the second consecutive year during ALS Awareness Month, The ALS Association's "ALS Across America" campaign will recognize people throughout the United States living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for their courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The campaign shines the spotlight on men and women from all walks of life who despite having the progressive, neurodegenerative disease - which on average has a survival rate of two to five years from the time of diagnosis - think of and help others in similar circumstances before themselves. Caregivers of people with ALS also are profiled in the campaign.

A former editor, golf course superintendent, soldier and local caterer, and the list goes on.

People who chose quite different career paths, yet all with something in common: Each is fighting ALS and has not given up on life and is helping others.

"Each of the 30,000 people in this country fighting ALS is a hero and has an inspirational story to tell," said Jane H. Gilbert, president and CEO of The Association. "We are honoring those battling Lou Gehrig's Disease who courageously embody the spirit of living life to the fullest and are making a difference in their community."

The campaign also is reinvigorating those on the frontlines of helping patients and their loved ones.

"The national campaign 'ALS Across America' shares stories of courage and strength and un
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