ALS (Lou Gehrig 's Disease) Patients Launch http://www.reversethecurse.org
Suggesting 'Good Karma' Can Reverse the Curse of the Bambino
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ALS patients Matt Dowd of Dover, MA and Brent Paulhus of Amesbury, MA today unveiled a solution to Reversing the Curse of the Bambino while raising money for ALS research. Similar to Red Sox fans whose hopes for a Pennant have been dashed since 1918, both have lived with the pain and frustration of ALS for years. The two self-proclaimed "rabid Red Sox fans" understand the value of perseverance and hope and miracles and believe good karma plays a role in their ongoing health. Similarly, they believe the Sox will benefit from some good karma so launched http://www.reversethecurse.org, providing an opportunity for fans to show their support while raising money for ALS research. The home-spun site features a Karma Score Board pitting Sox and Yank fans against each other dollar for dollar, to reverse the curse of the Bambino, -- and Lou Gehrig's disease -- named for the legendary Yankees first baseman and teammate of Babe Ruth. Dowd and Paulhus predict that Red Sox Nation will trounce the donations of Yankees fans and therefore help turn the karma and turn the tide. The duo is forwarding all proceeds to the Cambridge-based ALS-TDF laboratory, the nation's leading non-profit ALS research institute. "Both ALS-TDF and the Red Sox have the best teams on paper ... but the games have yet to be played. And, while the Sox have a formidable payroll, ALS TDF probably could not cover Manny Ramirez's paycheck for even a few months. Whether it originates from Sox or Yankees fans, funding for ALS research will enable us to win the battle against ALS that much sooner," says Paulhus. "I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking," adds Dowd. "As an ALS sufferer I can attest that a good attitude has helped me overcome many obstacles. And, as a die-hard Red Sox fan, I am confident that the good wishes and support of millions of fans can make a difference. Just as each and every donation to ALS research can as well." About ALS TDF Founded in 1999, ALS TDF is a nonprofit biotechnology company with an in- house state-of-the-art laboratory dedicated to the discovery and development of treatments for ALS patients, regardless of profit potential. Contact: Brigitte LaMarche (617) 441-7227 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE ALS Therapy Development Foundation
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