Walking for Lou Gehrig's Disease: From GI to NYC | News
A Western New York man who is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is now off on another milestone mission to combat a deadly disease.
Matthew Mondoux is actually walking for the next ten days from Granid Island to Yankees Stadium in New York City to help raise awareness and research funding for ALS which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig was the famous Yankees baseball star player from the 1930's who was stricken with the neurological disease which causes paralysis and death.
Mondoux says his cross-state journey on foot will end on July 24th during a Yankees game and was motivated by the ALS diagnosis of a good friend last year. Now he hopes people will donate to help find a cure for the disease which can strike from 30,000 to 50,000 people each year.
For more information go to his website at www.walking4lou.com .