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Every day in the United States, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS
Approximately 1500 people die each day in the United States due to cancer.
About 3,400 people are diagnosed with cancer each day
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day
4,500 children under the age of 5 die every day as a result of drinking contaminated water.
but by all means, let's commit copious sums of money to a disease that affects very few people in the name of a person who didn't even have it.
I was unclear about the comment above suggesting that Lou Gehrig did not die of this disease. Is there some story that I missed? Bear in mind there are at least a couple versions of this disease one that kills in 1-2 years and another that takes many years.
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