It’s been nearly a year since she was diagnosed with ALS, but Locke Lord Hartford office associate Alexandra Cavaliere recently sent a note to everyone at the Am Law 100 firm to raise awareness about the terminal disease, and to share her experience of practicing with ALS.

Cavaliere’s note was timely since Wednesday is Major League Baseball’s inaugural Lou Gehrig Day. The league is recognizing the former New York Yankee who quit baseball in 1939 after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.