Steelers History Terry Bradshaw Partners With The ALS Association to Raise Awareness Published 1 week ago on January 8, 2019 By Donnie Druin 88shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailLong-time Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw fought his way to four Super Bowls in the 1970’s, playing against some of the toughest defenses to ever step on a football field. Now, the Hall of Fame quarterback is prepared to take on a different kind of battle. Through a new public awareness campaign, the ALS Association and Bradshaw have teamed up to raise awareness of the disease that has gained so much traction since the “Ice bucket challenge” that originated in 2014. ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact. ALS is always fatal, and there is no cure. “ALS is a terrible disease that has taken far too many Americans, including several former NFL players,” said Bradshaw. “I’m honored to be fighting for all those living with ALS and their family members. We desperately need the public’s support to keep the momentum going.” Bradshaw first started raising awareness after Harrison Anderson, a long-time Steelers fan suffering from ALS, reached out to Bradshaw via the Dream Foundation in hopes to have Bradshaw aid in the fight by spreading awareness. Bradshaw jumped at the opportunity right away. “Even though I didn’t know Harrison, I knew from that first phone call with him that I wanted to help,” Bradshaw said. “My wife and I have traveled to North Carolina to meet Harrison and his wife, and we are so touched that he asked us to join the fight against ALS. We are heartbroken that he passed, and our prayers go out to Robin and his family.” Bradshaw teamed up with co-founder of the ALS bucket challenge Pat Quinn for a light-hearted 90 second ad. Unfortunately, more than 5,600 people per year are diagnosed with ALS according to the foundation’s official website. Many of those include former NFL players such as Steve Gleason, O.J. Brigance, Tim Shaw, Tim Green and Dwight Clark, who recently passed in his fight with ALS. About The ALS Association “The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.” 88shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:ALSfeaturedPittsburgh SteelersTerry Bradshaw Up Next Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Don't Miss Alan Faneca Makes Finalist for 2019 Pro Football HOF Class Donnie Druin Continue Reading You may like Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Jerry Rice on Antonio Brown: ‘He Wants to Come Here Really Bad’ Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Latest Popular Videos Steelers14 hours ago Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Steelers History2 days ago Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame NFL2 days ago Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Steelers2 days ago Steelers Confident in New OL Coach Shaun Sarrett Steelers7 days ago Antonio Brown Trade Inevitable After Rooney Comments Steelers5 days ago The Steelers 2019 Draft Could Determine Future of Franchise Steelers3 days ago Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Steelers News6 days ago Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Steelers6 days ago Which Teams Could be a Good Match for Steelers/Antonio Brown Trade? Steelers Talk5 days ago Mic Drop: Trade Tomlin, Promote Munchak Steelers Talk7 days ago Mic Drop: Gregg Williams Should Replace Keith Butler Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Joey Porter Gone, More Steelers Change Coming Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Must Trade Antonio Brown Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Mike Tomlin End of Season Press Conference 1/2/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!