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Sunday, November 9, 2008

He's hiking 2,000 miles: Lou Gehrig's Disease

Ben Davis became committed to fighting ALS (amytrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease) after watching Bill Jackson, a chef at the restaurant he manages, die from the disease. An endurance athlete, Ben is hiking the length of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail to raise money to fight ALS.

He is going south toward the end of the trail in Georgia. You can follow his progress at www.2175forALS.com

Advice: Get friends like Ben Davis.

Read another ALS story.

Thanks to George Vecsey for the source article in the Nov. 8 issue of the NY Times.

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