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Lou Gehrigs Awareness Campaign

April 28th, 2010 by flanews

People living with ALS, also know as Lou Gehrigs Disease, were at the state capitol Tuesday to raise awareness and research dollars.

The ALS Association covered the capitol courtyard with mannequins bearing the names of Floridians who have had the neuromuscular disease. Researchers still havent found a cure for ALS and people with the disease generally die within five years of diagnoses. Steve Franks was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. Franks still has hope that a cure could be found in time to save his life.
I doubt that it will happen in time to help me, but theres hope. Were taking baby steps, said Franks.

There are 1,200 Floridians living with ALS.

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