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No White Flags at Sundance

Since 2011 when Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, his battle with the disease has alternatively moved New Orleanians to tears and inspired us to greatness. Now, the rest of the world is learning Gleason’s story. “GLEASON,” a documentary about the local hero is dominating the Sundance Film Festival the same way that the former Saint dominated Atlanta on that fateful day in 2006.

K10: No White Flags

Many portions of the Recovery elicit controversy. When Gleason blocked an Atlanta punt in 2006, he earned a spot in locals' hearts. Then, the courage that the former Saint later displayed in the face of ALS coupled with his devotion to his adopted home moved the entire City. Ten years after the Federal Flood, Gleason has published an open letter about NOLA and

Gleason Wins Again

Steve Gleason’s football career may be over, but he continues to win awards. Today, the National Football League (NFL) awarded the Saints icon the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity and succeeding.

Derby Day Benefit to Support Team Gleason

There is a deep relationship between the Kentucky Derby and New Orleans. For starters, Churchill Downs owns the Fair Grounds, a popular warmup destination for Derby hopefuls on account of the long straightaway similar to the one 705 miles away. On May 2, NOLA’s love for the Derby will be harnessed for good, helping Team Gleason.

Vitter Pill: Gleason Scores Senate Win

Many Americans think that Congress could use a cold shower. However, when it comes to fighting Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the legislature is doing a lot more than dumping ice water on themselves. Senator David Vitter’s Steve Gleason Act of 2015 passed the Senate unanimously during Thursday (3.26) night’s votarama.

Hoops Coach Competes for Team Gleason

Football is king in Louisiana, but some locals are paying a little more attention to a college basketball tournament. That’s because the coach’s competition stands the chance of raising money for Team Gleason. Washington State mens basketball coach, Ernie Kent is representing the foundation in the Infiniti Coaches’ Challenge.

Mr. Gleason Goes to Washington

Steve Gleason has blocked punts, climbed mountains, and inspired a state. Now, the New Orleans hero and ALS advocate is heading to Washington D.C. for the State of the Union. On Tuesday (1.20), Gleason will also meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Gleason Gras Trades Melts the Ice this Friday

By Ashley Larsen

Put down the ice bucket and grab your Saints’ gear, the 4th annual Gleason Gras is coming on Friday (10.24). Gleason Gras is a musical festival held yearly at Champion Square, in support of Steve Gleason’s foundation. Gleason, a former Saints’ safety beloved for his block of Atlanta punt in the Dome re-opening, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011 and has raised awareness of the disease ever since. 

Muff-A-Lottas, Organ Grinders Take Ice Bucket

It was only a matter of time before the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made its way to Carnival krewes. This week the Muff-A-Lottas took the cold plunge with a touch of Esther Williams. Accepting their challenge, the Organ Grinders quickly posted a response video. Watch for yourself after the jump. 

Mary Landrieu Sponsors Senate Funding for ALS Research, Team Gleason

Team Gleason could be getting some help from the U.S. Senate. According to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office, the state's senior senator has inserted $7.5 million for ALS research into a defense spending bill as a result of her partnership with Saints hero Steve Gleason.

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