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May is ALS Awareness Month

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Recently, Lehigh football alumnus Brett Snyder '00 was diagnosed with this disease, and I wanted to set up my blog to raise awareness for finding a cure for ALS. As May is ALS Awareness month, I thought, what better time?

Clicking the banner on top of my blog will take you to http://www.alsa.org, the ALS Association website, where you can contribute to finding a cure, or just learn more about the progress against ALS as a disease.

Through the ALSA webpage there are specialty events for fundraising and lots of other information. If you'd like to know more I'd encourage you to click the banner above and go there.

If you'd like to contribute directly to Brett, I beleive it is still possible to send money directly through the Lehigh athletic department. Be sure to make the checks out to "Brett Snyder" and mail them to:

Lehigh Football Office
ATTN: Brett Snyder
Taylor Gymnasium
641 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

From there, they will be forwarded on to Brett. If you want, add an extra .01 to show that your decision to help came from here.

(FYI, as a disclaimer, I don't know the Snyder family or Brett personally. I was just touched by his story, and I would like to do what I can to help.)

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