Lou Gehrig Day 2024 with the Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates Lou Gehrig Day game was a special one!

Live Like Lou's Onward Award scholarship recipient, Ali Khawaja, recognized at PNC Park.

We proudly presented Ali Khawaja with an Onward Award on the field before the game. Ali's father, Tom, has been living with ALS since 2018. Ali graduated summa cum laude last month from Rutgers University-Newark with a major in neuroscience and minors in biology and pre-medicine. This summer, he will take the MCAT and apply to medical school. His overall career goal is to become a medical doctor specializing in interventional neurology.

In addition, Live Like Lou was joined by our dear friends from the Parton family. Sarah has been living with ALS since 2022, and her granddaughter, Sasha, announced "play ball" during the pre-game festivities!

We loved seeing our friend Daryl Fields at the game, our 2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient who is involved with ALS research at the University of Pittsburgh.

Derek Shelton, current manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, spotted wearing a Live Like Lou Luckiest shirt.

Live Like Lou is so appreciative of our community and supporters who were in attendance to help us leave ALS better than we found it!

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 individual’s 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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