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Strike Out ALS Game held at UNOH

UNOH baseball coach Kory Hartman knows first hand the ravages of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“It was almost a year and a half ago when my mom was diagnosed with ALS. It’s been a little over a month now that she’s been passed away. It reaches deep to my heart . Today’s a great afternoon for us not only to spread awareness for ALS but also raise some money for some continued research,” said Hartman.

The UNOH Racers baseball team hosted a Strike Out ALS awareness game against Concordia University Saturday. Read More.

ALS Awareness materials table

Advocacy Drives Medical Progress Forward

Twelve years ago on Friday the 13th, Lorri Carey’s life changed forever. Her neurologist asked during one of her appointments “what do you know about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?” Carey was a healthy and active 37-year-old with a rewarding sales career, supportive husband and two sons when her health had taken a mysterious turn. Carey knew her symptoms matched ALS, but the only thing she remembered about ALS from her research was that it was fatal. And in fact, she was told she only had two to five years to live. “The toughest part was telling my two sons who were eleven and thirteen that I was going to die. When ALS hits a family it typically hits hard, leaving advocacy at the bottom of the to-do list.” But rather than withdraw, Lorri decided to play an active role in raising awareness and funds for medical research at the federal health and research agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She became an advocate, along with her family, to educate policymakers and the public about the tremendous need to accelerate research to find new therapies and improve quality of life for ALS patients. Read More 

Lorri Carey

There's Always Hope
A Findlay woman is traveling to Washington, D.C., in May to be a voice for ALS victims, even though the disease is affecting her own ability to speak.
Posted On Tue. Mar 29th, 2016
By : The Courier

Beth Hardesty 

More Veterans Being Diagnosed with ALS

Letter to the Editor The Enquirer ; Marlin Seymour, Executive Director, The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio, November 11, 2015

ALS Afflicts Many Veterans of the Military
Letter to the Editor The Columbus Dispatch; Marlin Seymour, Executive Director, The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio, November 10, 2015

Tailgate Food with MVP Sports Bar in Silverton


ALS Live Event at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Medicare changes threaten ALS patients’ speech devices

By Rita PriceThe Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday September 1, 2014 6:07 AM 


Updated: Thursday, August 28 2014, 06:19 PM EDT

Sick of Ice Bucket Challenge Videos? Maybe you shouldn't be.
Posted: 9:23 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
By Amelia Robinson - Staff Writer 

Is The Ice Bucket Challenge Measuring Up?

Posted: Aug 15, 2014 4:38 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 15, 2014 5:34 PM EDT
By: Denise Yost, Multimedia Content Manager - email

Ally Marotti, amarotti@enquirer.com2:27 p.m. EDT August 3, 2014


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Watch Shirley throw out the first pitch!

Medical Edge: ALS Reds Game
Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 05:07 PM EDT CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis)

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Awards $336,000!

Cincinnati, OH – June 10, 2014 – On Tuesday, June 17, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival will be hosting the check presentation for its 2014 beneficiaries at Kenwood Country Club from


            The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities. This annual celebration is now recognized as one of the Midwest's largest annual wine events in the country.  The Festival is made up of four prominent events: the Winery Dinners, the Grand Tastings, the Charity Auction & Luncheon, and the Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament. TO READ MORE, CLICK HERE.



ALS Awareness Month hits home for Chris Heisey

C. Trent Rosecrans, crosecrans@enquirer.com11:12 a.m. EDT May 9, 2014


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