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May 17, 1999

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Hopkins Welcomes ALS "Motorcade"

When a motorized wheelchair brigade of ALS patients pulls up at Hopkins next week, accompanied by a police motorcade, they'll be greeted by Hopkins neurologist Jeffrey Rothstein, and offered a tour of the labs where he conducts research on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease). This is the second year Rothstein has opened his lab to members of Ride for Life, a non-profit group of ALS patients who will have ridden in wheelchairs or motorized carts from New York city to Washington, D.C., to publicize their campaign for research.

While at Hopkins, Christopher Pendergast, a 5-year ALS survivor and founder of Ride to Life, will present Rothstein with a check earmarked for Hopkins ALS research.

The motorcade and Ride to Life participants should reach Hopkins' Wolfe Street entrance on Monday, May 17 around 3 p.m. Parking for the media is available at the Jefferson St. garage nearby. To cover the event, please call in advance.

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