Curt Schilling to be inducted into Lou Gehrig's Disease Assoc. Hall of Fame

Former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife are being inducted into a newly created Hall of Fame next week for their work on behalf of Lou Gehrig's disease.

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association is creating the Hall of Fame. In a release, the association said it is honoring Schilling and his wife, Shonda, "for their dedicated efforts in advocacy, awareness and fundraising, for significantly impacting research and patient care programs provided by The Association to find a cause and cure for ALS...and to improve quality of life for people living with the disease, their families and caregivers."

Schilling and his wife have raised $10 million for the association since 1992.

Schilling pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. He has been a leading advocate for research on the disease through his charity, "Curt's Pitch for ALS." At one point, Schilling was contributing to the association for every strikeout he pitched.

The Schillings will receive the award on Tuesday, May 12, in Washington D.C.

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