Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Today I feel like the luckiest..."

70 years ago, on July 4th, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered the ultimate gratitude filled speech in the face of his terminal diagnosis of ALS.

Anthony Mccarron of The New York Daily News outlines the details of today's nationwide MLB commemorative event where "every home team in baseball will host a reading of Gehrig's speech during the Seventh inning stretch as part of baseball's efforts to raise funds and awareness for ALS organizations."

Read the whole article.

Gary Cooper as Gehrig in Sam Wood's Pride of the Yankees will forever represent the man in my mind...

to donate toward research and a cure for ALS...

Have a happy 4th of July!
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