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MLB Legend Steve Garvey Highlight ALS Awareness with Facts & Warning Signs!

May 27, 2015
Posted by Alexis Washington

Unless6a01053588d6e4970b0133ed61a6da970b-200pi you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, where various people took to social media to raise awareness for ALS. While raising awareness is critical, it is also important to know the facts and warning signs of ALS.

  • ALS, or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
  • Around 6,000 Americans are diagnosed with ALS every year.
  • Early warning symptoms include muscle stiffness and and difficulties swallowing and breathing.
  • Many people diagnosed with ALS can live more than three years after diagnoses. 
  • ALS is more common between people the ages of 40 and 70.

AP-Dodgers-fire-Steve-Garvey-NN7CTCE-x-largeBaseball Legend and Keynote speaker Steve Garvey donates his time to raising awareness for ALS. He has received the Lou Gehrig’s Award for his contribution to Baseball and Society. For over twenty-five years, he has spoken to groups, corporations, conventions, and universities around the world. His topics include Being the Best You Can Be, Teamwork, Crisis Management, Leadership, Integrity in Life and Business, and The Rewards of Living a Christian Life. Not only is Steve Garvey a perfect keynote speaker, but he is a exceptional humanitarian. 

Alexis Washington
Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit EaglesTalent.com.

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