Lou Gehrig's disease memorial Saturday

A memorial for people whose lives have been changed by Lou Gehrig's disease has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.

The disease, formally known as ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable, progressive neurological disease that leaves its victims unable to care for themselves. It is called Lou Gehrig's disease after the New York Yankee star who first brought it to prominence when he was diagnosed in the 1930s.

The event will include music provided by Laurie Anne Hunter and Francesca El-Attrash. People who attend are encouraged to bring a flower to help make a memorial bouquet. Photos of loved ones may be placed on a memory table during the memorial.

To RSVP or for more information, call Gail Gallaher at 541-292-8775 or e-mail gailgallaher@alsa-or.org.

— Staff reports

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