VandyBoys Game for ALS Research

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Earlier this month, 2,116 attendees watched the second annual All 4 Lou Showdown. The showdown, sponsored by the Permobil Foundation, featured the VandyBoys against the Belmont Bruins at First Horizon Park, home of the Nashville Sounds. Live Like Lou board and staff members were honored to have our friends from Permobil USAVanderbilt University Medical Center, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity join the crowd of supporters to raise money for the Live Like Lou Fund for ALS Research at VUMC. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and help leave ALS better than we found it! 

The event was a success, and $4,000 was raised for the Live Like Lou Fund for ALS Research at VUMC through ticket sales.

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Special guest Gerald McCormick and his family were recognized during the pre-game ceremony.

Gerald McCormick, a US Army veteran who served in the Gulf War, read somewhere that veterans are more likely to have ALS. But like most people, he figured that would never happen to him and wouldn't impact him and his family. Until it did. In early 2021, he developed a limp in his right leg. After many months of doctor visits and arduous testing, it was finally confirmed to be ALS. Gerald, a former state legislator, lives in Nashville. He and his wife Kim have two daughters and a granddaughter, Margot, who also attended the VandyBoys game. Margot threw out the first pitch to the Nashville Sounds mascot, Booster! Gerald has been an active voice in ALS advocacy, and we are honored to have his family involved with the Live Like Lou Foundation.

We are so grateful to Coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team for supporting our vision to leave ALS better than we found it and their efforts to fund ALS research in Middle Tennessee. Congratulations on their win in the All 4 Lou Showdown!

Congratulations, VandyBoys, on your game win!

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