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

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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.

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Recent Posts Pete’s Blog: pietrodelbosco

Research Update – September 2016

The mice have joined the club. No, not the Mickey Mouse Club. A club with exclusive membership. There are only 3,000 members in Canada and 30,000 in the United States. So really, not extremely exclusive. I’m talking about the same club that I hold a membership card to. The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) club. The […]

Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?

I’m still here despite being absent from writing. No, I was not being schooled by Mrs. Robinson. As a porn star I’m well versed in that subject, no need for extra training. I’ve been busy with other matters. Namely on road trips watching baseball.       Look around you all you see are sympathetic […]

Confessions of a Blogger

This is hard to write this, but I have some confessions to make. Movies:  I believe there is the perception in some circles that I watched all the Oscar nominated films.  Not true.   I had a short list of films I wanted to see (The Martian, The Big Short. Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Spotlight, Mad […]

Secret Agent 004

Let me introduce myself, I’m Bosco.  Pietro del Bosco.  I prefer my smoothie blended, not stirred.  From here on we deal with classified information.  For your eyes only. My professional dealings fall under the authority of Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Disabled Division or HMSSDD as we call it in the business.  Large institutions love […]

ALS Research

Recently, our generous supporters have received emails asking them to sign up for the 2016 ALS Walk.  Many wonder if we are putting a team together this year.  The short answer is: no.  We will not be doing the walk this year.   It’s a great cause but we have a more urgent ALS initiative to […]

Hot Take : Miami

I had a great time in Miami.  Sorry, I have to abide by local custom.  What happens in Miami … blah, blah, blah.

Hot Take : Oscars

I did it!  I accomplished seeing all the movies on my Oscar  hit list.  A herculean feat if there ever was one.  I have to say the achievement was not a solo effort.  Incredible support came from all around.  Thanks to Karen Lanning for her inspiration and motivation, this project would not have got off […]

Loose Ends

I have a few loose ends to tie up … Star Wars:  Zachary and I saw the new movie with friends before the holidays ended.  We built it up by watching from `The Phantom Menace’ on through to `Return of the Jedi’.   Everyone was excited for the new installment.  No one was disappointed.  Just like […]

Porn Star

You must be asking yourself, “Where is he going with this topic?” Surely, I wouldn’t refer to myself as a porn star.  I mean, have you seen me recently?  The significant loss of muscle tone combined with the addition of a boiler doesn’t equate to beefcake in most circles.  The midriff bulge is actually by […]

Welcome 2016! What Took You?

Before I get to the point of this post I want to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported me in this endeavor.  I want to reply ‘thanks’ or come up with a witty response to all your comments.  Just know that I appreciate it.  Keep up the good work […]