Lou Gehrig’s Disease

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Become Annual TraditionCountless people dumped ice water over their heads last summer, as part of the ALS The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral effort to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Is The Ice Bucket Challenge More About Vanity Than Charity?The images fill Facebook and Twitter feeds everywhere.
Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza FundraiserDaley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago 'Angel' Helps Create Blackhawks Memory For Nebraska Dad With ALSTim Cacioppo is a 44-year-old father of four kids, aged 6 to 12. He has a doting wife and a dreadful diagnosis: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Suburban Woman With ALS To Celebrate Birthday By Going SkydivingOn Wednesday, a Bourbonnais woman will got the chance of a lifetime.
Pioneering Illinois Politician Dawn Clark Netsch Dies At 86Former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch, who was the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for governor, has lost her battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 86.
Local Banker To Swim English Channel For ALS Research
Accoridng to report, head injuries in athletes linked to ALS