Curt's Pitch for ALS
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated to the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease.
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda developed “Curt’s Pitch for ALS” through the ALS Association in 1993, with the hope that it would improve the quality of life for those living with the disease and their families.
In July 2006, SolidWorks held an “Ice Cream Social”–the first of what would become an annual fundraising event to support ALS. In return for a $5 donation, participants can make their own ice cream sundaes. A raffle is also held, with prizes that include Boston Red Sox tickets, paraphernalia, gifts donated by local businesses, and products featuring SolidWorks designs.
The event is held in July at corporate headquarters in Concord, MA, and is open to the public. To date, more than $10,000 has been raised or donated to support ALS research.
For more information about the ALS Association, visit http://www.alsa.org/.