Chicago Cubs pitchers Yu Darvish and Jon Lester have donated $10,000 each towards ALS research in honor of Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of Oakland A’s right fielder Stephen Piscotty, who died on Sunday after a battle with the disease, according to Sports Illustrated.
Piscotty’s mother was just 55 years old at the time of her death. She was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also know as the Lou Gehrig’s disease in May 2017.
On Monday a YouCaring fund was started by Piscotty in his mother’s honor. The fund is looking to raise $100,000 and the A’s said they will match up to $50,000 in donations. As of Tuesday afternoon, $46,045 have been raised by 339 donors.
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