Lou Gehrig, nicknamed the “Iron Horse”, played 2,139 consecutive games for the New York Yankees from 1925-1939. He was diagnosed with ALS in 1939, forcing him to take himself out of the lineup. He died eighteen months later, in 1941, at the age of 39.
"The financial part is a bonus when all is said and done. It's the awareness and the hard work YOU all put in getting Project Main St. to the forefront of fighting this disease ... That's why I'm most proud to a part of something as grand as Project Main St.!"