Paige Hinrichs wrote -If I'm going to beat myself to the point of exhaustion and wash mud out of my ears for weeks to follow, I figured I would try and do some good at the same time. I've decided to set up this fundraising page to benefit Team Gleason. Anyone from New Orleans knows just how much of an impact Steve Gleason has had on this city, and I don't know anyone off hand who could watch Gleason without holding back tears. The Gleason Initiative is a charitable 501c3 non-profit corporation under the provisions of Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation Law. Their mission is to: 1. Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services. 2. Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease. 3. Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries. 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.