Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
It started seven years ago, and it’s become the largest ALS event in the Baltimore area. The fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease is being led by former Raven O.J. Brigance, who was diagnosed with the disease six years ago.
Perhaps America’s best known ALS patient lives here in Baltimore.
ALS is an incurable disease that kills most of its victims three to five years after diagnosis. Former Ravens player O.J. Brigance has it and has a foundation to help others.
Every other Monday morning you’ll find Dudley Clendinen at WYPR radio. Ever since he was diagnosed with “Lou,” as he calls it, he’s been sharing conversations about living and dying with the disease.
Ravens Executive O.J. Brigance is using Sept. 29– his birthday– to raise money to cure a disease that will kill him.
Help celebrate O.J. Brigance’s birthday while supporting the journey to find a cure for ALS. Follow the link to donate.