Posts Tagged Diseases and conditions

Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP Photo/Vanessa A. Alvarez)

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause.

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Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

In this framegrab from video provided by Titansonline.com, former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw pours a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to battle ALS. In the video posted Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, on the Tennessee Titans' website, the 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed with ALS. (AP Photo/Titansonline.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS.

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

This is a Feb. 24, 2008 file photo showing Boston Red Sox baseball player Curt Schiling. Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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Neymar nominates Zuniga in ice bucket challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar took part in the ice bucket challenge and called on the player who fractured his back at the World Cup to keep the campaign going.

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Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

In this July 24, 2014 photo, the Montelone family, from left, Grace, 8, Brooke, 10, Rob, Paulette, Brian, 10, Michael, 12, and Gavin, 8, pose for a family picture on the beach in San Clemente, Calif. Three of the Montelone's five children, who have cystic fibrosis, are part of a growing number of people to take advantage of the health benefits that come with surfing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone’s five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.

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