The Philadelphia Phillies have always done a great job giving back to the community and good causes.
On Monday night, the Phillies hosted an ALS awareness night at Citizens Bank Park.
It was a touching night where the Phillies had a tribute to many people suffering from the terrible disease.
Throughout the night the Phillies raised money for the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter.
According to Matt Gelb, the Phillies raised $408,000 to benefit the cause.
The Phillies raised $408,000 tonight to benefit The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, the team said.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) June 6, 2023
For those who do not know, ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was the first well-known figure to develop the disease that forced him to retire from baseball in 1939.
That is part of the reason why Major League Baseball tries to help and find a cure for the disease.
MLB celebrated Lou Gehrig Day on June 2.
But any team that is not playing a home game that day chooses a different day to bring awareness to the disease.
With all the money that is raised by MLB teams, hopefully, a cure can come about.
We have seen many other activities in the past to help fund ALS research.
The most well-known was the Ice Bucket Challenge.
According to ALS Research, the Ice Bucket Challenge increased its annual funding for research by 187%.
Many of the top celebrities in the world participated in that challenge and brought incredible awareness to the disease.
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