Steve Gleason will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina. Steve played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. Steve is determined to inspire others by continuing to pursue life adventures despite his diagnosis, and has challenged the worlds of technology and science to identify their most promising developments toward new treatments and a cure.
Steve and his friends and family started Team Gleason to generate public awareness for ALS, raise funding to empower those with ALS to live a rewarding life, and ultimately find a cure.Read More About Steve >>
During the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge, Team Gleason had more than 18,000 donors and raised nearly $1 million. Team Gleason is proud of these contributions, but to give you some perspective, that number is less than half of one percent of all the money raised during last year's Ice Bucket Challenge. Team Gleason has spent every dime donated to us -- and then some -- so others do not have to keep their love, gratitude, hope and anxiety to themselves. Our mission is to assist them right now, because right now is all they have. By donating to Team Gleason, you are giving lost moments back to family and friends affected by ALS. You are giving them back the words, ALS had taken away. What is a word worth? To people with ALS, it's everything. #GiveTheWord Donate Today!