ALS Association MA Chapter

75 McNeil Way; Suite 310

Dedham, Massachusetts 02026



Curt’s Pitch for ALS Teams with Sports Cartoonist Galasso

In Commemorating Historic Season

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DEDHAM, MA - August 30, 2006 – In a season recently chock full of forgetful moments for the Boston Red Sox, there are still some historic reasons to tune in. Sox ace Curt Schilling took the mound on Wednesday a mere one strikeout away from career number 3,000. With a punch out of The A’s Mike Swisher in the bottom of the 1st inning, Schilling has become the 14th member of the prestigious 3,000 Strikeout Club. Still dominating during the twilight of a stellar career, Curt also earned his 200th career victory earlier this season. These milestones have surely made 2006 an extremely significant year for bolstering his strong Hall of Fame resume.


To honor this momentous season the Massachusetts Chapter of The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association and their Curt’s Pitch for ALS Program have teamed with nationally renowned sports cartoonist Frank Galasso to create a commemorative cartoon. The piece will only be available through the MA Chapter and will be a limited edition production run of 300. The 16”x20” prints will be made available for any donation of $45+ starting on Thursday 8/29 and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, anyone who makes a donation of $300+ dollars by September 15th, 2006 will receive an invitation to Curt’s Postseason Reception – a tremendous night of food and fun with the chance to see the Schilling’s up close. This represents a $100 savings from the typical minimum donation required.


All of the proceeds raised by the Curt’s Pitch for ALS program go directly toward funding aggressive and cutting edge research as well as fueling a comprehensive range of support services for those patients currently battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. This includes funding for the Curt and Shonda Schilling ALS Clinic - which recently opened its doors to patients at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. There is no known cause, cure, or treatment for ALS to this day and the need for additional funds is critical.


Now in its 14th season – Curt’s Pitch for ALS has raised over $6 million (or about $2,000 per strikeout) for the ALS Association nationally.


To learn more about the program or to make your donation please visit or call the MA Chapter at 1-888-CURE-ALS. To view more of Frank Galasso’s work you can visit



About ALS and Curt’s Pitch for ALS

ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a devastating neuromuscular disease that usually strikes at random. Initial symptoms include clumsiness, tripping, trouble gripping, and in some cases slurred speech. Within an average of two to five years from initial onset of symptoms, victims weaken into a state of complete paralysis. As they lose the ability to walk, move, talk, swallow, and breathe on their own, their mind and senses remain completely unaffected and intact. They become “trapped” in their bodies. There is no known cause, cure, or treatment to this day. For more information on “Curt’s Pitch for ALS”, and the work that Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife, Shonda, do to battle ALS, visit