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Steve Gleason to be honored by MDA

3 years 1 month 6 days ago September 18, 2013 Sep 18, 2013 Wednesday, September 18 2013 September 18, 2013 12:45 PM in Sports
Source: New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason will be honored at a Wall Street benefit to raise money for research into cures and treatment for muscular dystrophy and ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, will receive the 2013 Spirit Award. The award is given to someone who demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ending ALS by raising awareness, advocating for funding, and promoting research for a cure.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's 13th Annual Wings Over Wall Street will be Sept. 26 in New York. This year's event is expected to bring the total raised by the benefit to $10 million.

For more information on Gleason's fight against ALS, visit his Team Gleason website.

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