11/10: Mariano Rivera Pays Tribute to Lou Gehrig, Reflects on Next Chapter of Life at Fundraiser

Posted by: Patrick
On Thursday night, the ALS Association of Greater New York hosted their 19th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit. Among the honorees was Mariano Rivera.

MLB.com's Mark Newman has a recap of the events. Below, find video of Rivera speaking.

"I would like to thank the Greater New York Chapter for honoring me with this special award named for one of the greatest Yankees ever. And I mean that when I say one of the greatest -- one of the finest men who played this game with dignity and loyalty, and he was taken with this disease. He lost his life to this, but his fighting spirit is in us. That's why you guys are here -- to give back and stay strong and help to defeat this disease that has taken so many lives. I know -- I'm sure -- that we're going to find a cure for this disease."


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