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The ALS Association Evergreen, Western Pennsylvania and Greater Philadelphia Chapters team up for the Best Man Tim Foundation to promote awareness of ALS

Best Man Tim

Paul A. Omekanda is the founder, President and CEO of Best Man Tim Shaw Foundationthat has a mission "to innovate and pioneer a historical fight against ALS that encourages all citizens of the world." Tim Shaw is Paul's best friend and soon will be the best man at his upcoming wedding. Paul founded Best Man Tim to create increased public awareness of ALS and on-going financial support of care services and research leading to the treatment and ultimate cure of the disease.

People might recognize Tim Shaw who spent time with the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, and the Tennessee Titans, finally retiring from football in 2013. Now his longtime friend Paul Omekanda, is supporting Tim through BestMan Tim Shaw Foundation.

Best Man Tim is going to raise funds through collegiate events at Penn State and with Penn State Alumni throughout Pennsylvania and Seattle/Puget Sound, Washington.Best Man Tim is honoring Tim Shaw by establishing a partnership with the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, Western Pennsylvania Chapter and Greater Philadelphia Chapter and by donating funds for patient care and research for a treatment and a cure.

 The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

 “We are pleased to partner with Best Man Tim because our missions align so well. We are focused on bringing help and hope to families, like Tim Shaw's, who are journeying with ALS. Through this partnership and the support of Penn State University and alumni, we all look to Challenge ALS on every front." said Merrit Spier, Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter on behalf of all of the benefiting chapters.

For more information on Best Man Tim please visit

For more information on the ALS Association Chapters visit: (Western PA) (Evergreen / Washington) (Greater Philadelphia)