ALS Voices

Mapes-Riordan family committed to raising awareness for ALS

2 years agoKarli Bell and Alex Wilcox

For Lynne Mapes-Riordan and her family of passionate Cubs fans, the past two years have been a tough learning experience ever since Lynne was diagnosed with ALS.  But through it all, the family has come together and gained an appreciation for life’s simple moments.

“Our goal in life is to have good days,” says Dan Mapes-Riordan, a native Chicagoan and Lynne’s husband. “You can’t know what the future will bring, so if you can just have a good day, then life is good.”

As part of Major League Baseball’s inaugural Lou Gehrig Day last season, Lynne, Dan and their two children, Adrian and Eileen, had the opportunity to visit the Marquee Sports Network studios and press box to meet with Jon Sciambi, a long-time ALS advocate and board member for ALS charity, Project Main Street.

“So many families don’t have the resources to deal with the devastating financial situation [that ALS] can create,” says Lynne Mapes-Riordan. “I have supported the Project Main Street organization and have gratitude for what they did to help families.”

For more information about the Mapes-Riordan family and their passion for supporting Project Main Street and all organizations committed to raising awareness to end this devastating disease, check out the video above.

Tune-in on June 2 as Marquee Sports Network honors Lou Gehrig’s legacy with a special game broadcast dedicated to raising money and awareness to fight ALS and find a cure. 

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