Lou Gehrig Day 2024 with the Cincinnati Reds

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Live Like Lou staff and friends from Phi Delta Theta Fraternity's General Headquarters attended the Cincinnati Reds' Lou Gehrig Day on June 9.

Live Like Lou's Lou Gehrig Memorial Scholarship recipient, Chloe Telgkamp, and representatives from Live Like Lou, Phi Delta Theta, and the Cincinnati Reds.

We were proud to present a scholarship during a pre-game ceremony to Chloe Telgkamp, whose sister, Samantha, is living with ALS. Thank you to the Reds Hall of Fame for matching Chloe's scholarship as she enters her last semester at West Virginia University!

Chloe is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health and Well-Being at West Virginia University. After that, she plans to enter a doctoral program to become an occupational therapist. Inspired by being her sister's summer caregiver and attending her OT appointments, Chloe said, "Once I have fully completed school, I want to specialize in assistive technology, as I have recently discovered how important this is for ALS patients and others who have limited mobility." 

The Telgkamp Family

Reds Pitcher Hunter Greene was honored by our friends at Phi Delta Theta as a finalist for the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. The Gehrig Award is presented annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the giving character of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who was a member of the Fraternity’s Columbia University chapter. The award was first presented in 1955 and is permanently maintained at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Members of the ALS community who attended the Cincinnati Reds Lou Gehrig Day game.

During the pre-game activities, we connected with awesome members of the ALS community. We're grateful to have met several of our registered Live Like Lou families before the game. Thank you to our friend Lorri Carey for championing this meetup and the Reds for bringing us together!

Together, we can make a difference while honoring Lou Gehrig’s legacy. Here are ways you can help! 

  • Volunteer to serve a family impacted by ALS through our Connect and Serve Program
  • Donate today. Your gift of any amount will help Live Like Lou provide grants for respite and home improvement and financial assistance for ALS individuals' dependents. 
  • Has your family been impacted by ALS? Register for Services.
  • Join Lou's Crew today! Inspired by the crew that wrapped their arms around Lou Gehrig and supported him upon receiving his fatal ALS diagnosis; you too can join the team to promote ALS awareness, raise money for ALS research, and leave ALS better than we found it. Raise $444 during the calendar year and earn a well-deserved spot as a proud member of Lou's Crew. Are you up for the challenge?

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