I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Lou Gehrig Awards Dinner given by the ALS Association of Greater NY at the Marriott Marquis, which raised over $3.9 million for ALS research and patient services. Attendees paid $1,000 each, so it was an honor to be invited as a guest of one of ALSA's board members. The honorees were Chris Chambliss [whose award was accepted by Graig Nettles, and Sandy Koufax and John McEnroe [who were both there].
Read about it in this article from the Yankees website
Until 2004, I was an independent and active woman -- a former airline sales exec and then a high school educator. Then my body kept betraying me. I was finally diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease -- confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. With life at a slower pace, I learned to live a more conscious and mindful life -- buying, eating and other choices. I listen instead of talking, and I observe instead of running and rushing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
ALS Association Lou Gehrig Awards Dinner
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