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Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Josh Fein, Lost Father to ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Walk to Defeat ALS

Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with A-L-S, and every 90 minutes, someone loses their battle to this debilitating disease. There is no cure for A-L-S, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, The A-L-S Association is the only nonprofit fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The annual walk to defeat ALS is coming back to South Florida on March first. We focus on how you can get involved in the walk and why you should get involved in this fight against ALS.

My TV 33–02/17/2014

Coral Reef High Choral Director John Rose (Source: CBS4)

Coral Reef Choral Director Inspires Students

There are teachers then there is Mr. Rose. “He is so special he’s one of the most amazing men I ever meet ever,” said Victoria Roland, a choir student at Coral Reef Senior High School.

CBS4–06/02/2013

Patricia Stanco, ALS Association/Florida Chapter (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: ALS Awareness

As part of ALS awareness month, we discuss the role of the ALS Association in calling attention to this devastating and degenerative disease for which there is no treatment or cure. We also meet a South Florida woman who has become a caregiver for her elderly father, who is living with ALS.

My TV 33–05/27/2013

Susan Spencer-Wendel (Source: CBS4)

Dying South Florida Woman Authors Life Affirming Book

We all know that our time on earth is limited. But what would you do if you knew you had maybe another year to live? A South Florida woman faced that very situation and decided to create special memories for the people she loved.

03/12/2013

Dave Bitner was elected as the GOP's chair on January 15, 2011. (Source: DaveBitner.com)

Florida’s GOP Leader Dies From Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Republican Party Chairman David Bitner has died, the party announced Thursday.

CBS4–09/08/2011