Determination in the face of adversity.... that's why we Pitch4Pete!

We set this site up with a goal to help Pete and his family, and the thousands of other people impacted by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig’s or Motor Neuron Disease, the various names by which it is commonly known around the world.

“Like Lou Gehrig who was a determined, committed and a focused athlete who played 2130 consecutive baseball games before being diagnosed with ALS, I’d like to be the Lou Gehrig of life and continue to play as many consecutive games as is possible.”

– Pete Wood 2015

The Pete Wood Story

A touching explanation as described by his 8 yr old son Zac…

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Promising Stem-Cell research in Canada

Please help us give HOPE to people suffering from ALS by supporting the advancement of Stem-Cell research in Canada. For those suffering from this disease, time matters most.

Help us spread the word and donate to this incredible research being done by University of Toronto, the University Health Network (UHN), and Sunnybrook Hospital.


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Uncertain Smile

In September I went to see a band called The The. They were active in the 80’s and 90’s. Not mainstream. With their return to touring, they played the Sony Centre (aka Hummingbird, aka O’Keefe Centre). It’s a big venue. For what I thought was an obscure group, they packed the joint. Maybe as much […]

Cold Blooded

Thanks to everybody for your comments and encouragement. It means so much to me. I feel like I can’t thank you enough. It is taking me longer to write than before. I need to be comfortable and not constantly expelling secretions. Plus, a calm and quiet environment helps me to concentrate. I was working on […]

Do You Break a Sweat Walking 5km?

Before addressing that question, I want to talk about my absence from posting blogs. I haven’t written in a while. I needed a break. A break from ALS. ­So, I took a sabbatical. Or at least I tried. Last April, I marked year four since the onset of the disease. I figured that is enough […]

Turning Japanese

Do you remember a band called the Vapors from the 80’s? They had one hit, Turning Japanese. I remember the song playing on the radio, not really understanding the lyrics but liked the new wave drive of the song. It certainly stuck in my mind. Almost a decade later, after I finished at Wilfrid Laurier […]

Petition for ALS Action

Please consider signing this petition..  PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Whereas: On April 5, 2017, motion M-105 was passed, which calls upon the government to increase funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and to substantially increase national efforts to develop and launch a comprehensive strategy to assist with the eradication of ALS at […]

Mo Better

I recall Siena learning the months of the year. One month on the calendar always caused us trouble. She said November, but I said Movember. It’s the month when men grow mustaches to raise money and increase awareness for prostate cancer. A worthwhile cause and something I’ve been keenly aware of for many years. Why? […]

What’s in a Name?

In mid September, we participated in the first ALS Walk held in the Toronto Beach. The weather was perfect and the support fantastic. There was an opening ceremony with speeches and a ribbon cutting. The walk circled Woodbine Park once then stretched along Lakeshore Blvd to Leslie and back to the park. They had a […]

Wok With Pietro

One of my early cultural influences were television shows of the 70’s and 80’s. Mary Tyler Moore, King of Kensington, Love Boat, Happy Days, All In The Family and MASH, to name a few. I could go on. Welcome Back Kotter, WKRP, Three’s Company, Barney Miller, Good Times and The Brady Bunch. Once I start […]

Father’s Day Gifts

I’m a little late in posting this, but I want to share something Siena made me for Father’s Day. No, it’s not a tie or socks. Something slightly more unique. It’s the product of five year old’s imagination and unbridled feelings. This was made at school. A game of tic tac toe, with decorated rocks […]

Hey Stranger

Hey stranger. It’s been too long. What’s been going on? I know, I know. I intended to communicate more often. I don’t know what happened. My time management scheme never quite got off the ground. To be honest, I enjoy eating too much. As a result, my meals are in the tradition of the Slow […]

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