The Lou Gehrig Society

From 1925-1939, Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive baseball games, the streak ending only when Lou became disabled and too weak to play.  After his diagnosis of  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS – now known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), he came under the care of Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, who oversaw Lou’s health every day for his remaining two years.

Their friendship deepened, and when Lou’s widow Eleanor died, she left a large portion of her estate to support the work that Dr. Esselstyn devoted his career to and which Lou came to respect and praise:  identifying policies, techniques and programs that prevent disease.

Our mission is to support research and programs to conquer ALS and other Neuromuscular Diseases.

Learn more about the Lou Gehrig Society.