On Friday, August 18, The ALS Association Georgia Chapter paid tribute to Atlantans battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the Heroes Among Us Luncheon. The event highlighted baseball legend Phil Niekro, former Atlanta Braves pitcher, for his outstanding contributions to the ALS community. Niekro was recognized for his humanitarian achievements as past winner of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. Mark Panfel, another notable champion of the fight against ALS, was also honored for raising over $1 million in honor of his wife Sally, who was diagnosed in 2012. The event was attended by 200 guests and raised more than $100,000.
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