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Spark of Hope: Billy Weirich

On Sunday, March 24th, Billy Weirich threw out the first pitch at the East Stroudsburg University softball game for their ALS Awareness Day Game. Billy was diagnosed with ALS in June 2022 and he is the loving father of Allie Weirich, who plays for the ESU Softball Team.

Allie’s teammates rallied to cheer for Billy and celebrate him before the game. They announced on social media that ALS can never take his “authenticity, humor, sarcasm, and overall positive outlook on life.”

The game supported ALS research and care programs through ALS United Mid-Atlantic and the ALS Hope Foundation. ALS United Mid-Atlantic social worker Mary Beth Tomczak was on hand to cheer for Billy, Allie, and the team. She was joined by Jamey Piggott from the ALS Hope Foundation, showing the united commitment to fight ALS and the teamwork it takes to find new treatments and a cure.

Thank you to all of the East Stroudsburg University players, coaches, parents, and fans for raising much needed awareness for the ALS cause, lifting up the Weirich family, and supporting our ALS mission.

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