Team Gleason Foundation license plate, helping fund research on ALS, moving one step closer

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Son of a Saint had a fundraising dinner in the Audubon Nature Institute on April 17, 2019. (Photo credit: Daniel Erath)

Published: May 16, 2019

By: Hunter Lovell, LSU Manship School News Service

A state Senate committee gave the green light to create Team Gleason Foundation license plates to help former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason raise money to fight the neuromuscular disease ALS.

The Senate Committee on Transportation advanced the bill on Thursday.

Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, sponsored House Bill 318, which would require a $25 annual royalty fee that would be forwarded to the foundation.

The license plate would honor Gleason and help fund the foundation’s research, which seeks to “provide cutting-edge technology to people who are living with this horrible disease,” Leger said.

Gleason has been a vocal leader in the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, since his own diagnosis in 2011. He and his wife started the foundation to support those living with ALS.

Read more in The Advocate.

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