Christopher Pendergast, New York Teacher Behind ALS Ride For Life, Dies From Illness At 71Pendergast taught elementary school in Northport and remained a fixture at ALS fundraisers and class activities.
'He Wrote This In The Middle Of The Best Baseball Season Ever': Author Alan D. Gaff On 'Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir'A new book from Simon & Schuster revisits Lou Gehrig's memoir that was published while he was on the 1927 Yankees with Babe Ruth.
Retired NYPD Officer Battling ALS Alone Gets Amazing Outpouring Of Support After Social Media Post Goes Viral“I was guarding a prisoner at a hospital that broke a bed rail in a hospital room and attacked me with it. I wound up suffering head injuries that brought on ALS,” Mike Vinitsky explained.
Rabbi With Late-Stage ALS Makes Cross-Country Trip To NYC For Son's Bar MitzvahAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis has taken a lot from a California rabbi. But he didn't let it take away the opportunity to be there for his son's bar mitzvah in Crown Heights.
Stories From Main Street: New Jersey Community Plans Fundraiser For Beloved Math Teacher With ALSA New Jersey community is coming together to give back to a beloved middle school math teacher who has ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.
NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.
Catholic Leaders Put A Chill On ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeCatholic leaders are worried about embryonic stem cell research using aborted human fetuses.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps Internet, But Where Did It Originate?The challenge got its start among golfers as a way to support pet charities.
Yonkers Native Spurs Ice Bucket Challenge PhenomenonThe social media phenomenon began with Yonkers native Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, last year.
'Ice Bucket Challenge' Emerges As Powerful Online Fundraising ToolIt's a way to cool off and raise money. The latest online trend has people literally soaking their heads for a good cause.
NFL, Former Players Reach 'Extraordinary Settlement' On Concussion-Related ClaimsA federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.
Gehrig Letter Expressing Optimism He'd Beat ALS Goes On Auction BlockThere was a time when Lou Gehrig was feeling fairly good about his chances against the disease that ultimately took his life at the age of 37.
Did Lou Gehrig Really Die Of Lou Gehrig's Disease? Some Lawmakers Aren't So SureSome Minnesota lawmakers hope to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that came to take his name or whether repetitive head trauma played some kind of role.
Stories From Main Street: Ramsey Teenager Is Already Published AuthorThis is a story about following your dreams and doing what you love.
Report: Scientists Link ALS, Athlete Head InjuriesScientists have found evidence connecting head injuries in athletes to Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a report to air on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night.