Fighting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Lou GehrigAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lou Gehrig was not only a legendary New York Yankee, but he was also a Brother in the Bond of Phi Delta Theta.

To commemorate ALS Awareness Month in May and Phi Delta Theta’s adoption of ALS as it’s official philanthropy, we have posted facts, news and helpful links about the disease and how to help in finding a cure.

lou-gehrig75 June 19, 2003 marked the 100th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s birth. Additionally, July 4, 2014 was the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. MLB teamed with several non-profit organizations to raise awareness for ALS. Many ballparks across the nation celebrated “Lou Gehrig Day” in commemoration.

Every year, to honor his memory, the Phi Delta Theta Washington, DC alumni club forms a walk team and participates in the annual “Walk to Defeat ALS” with undergraduates and alumni alike in DC.

Mark your calendars to participate in the 2017 Walk to Defeat ALS! Phi Delta Theta is a national sponsor and walk teams are now forming.

Join the DC Alumni Club team “Phi Delta Theta DC” by visiting:

Here are the details for this year’s event in Washington, DC:

ALS WalkWHERE: Washington Monument Grounds
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017
TIME: 9 AM Registration, 10 AM Walk Begins
DISTANCE: 3 miles

Additional 2017 Walks to Defeat ALS

  • Rehoboth Beach, DE – Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Roanoke, VA – Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Baltimore, MD – Saturday, October 8, 2017
  • Richmond, VA – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Full ALS Walk event list

Whether or not you are able to walk with us, please consider joining our fight. Let’s do it for Brother Lou!

Learn more about our official philanthropy:

Administrative Office
7507 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
Web site:
Phone (301) 978-9855
Toll free (866) 348-3257

Please contact us if you would like more information about the Walk to Defeat ALS or the The ALS Association.