McCann to be Honored at Toast of Two Cities
Monday, October 29, 2007

SHREVEPORT – Centenary baseball coach Ed McCann will be honored as one of the most influential people in the Ark-La-Tex on Friday. Along with 14 other individuals, McCann will be recognized for his efforts in raising awareness and funds for those affected with neuromuscular diseases.


McCann and his student-athletes have helped the area MDA community raise money during the Labor Day Jerry Lewis Telethon, the Bossier City/Shreveport ALS Walk and spending time with the children at the Shreveport Shriners Hospital. 


Those being honored at this event include business and community leaders from all walks of life whose common unifying trait is a caring spirit. They have joined with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help continue to bridge the gap between scientists and humanitarians in their efforts to alleviate and someday, eradicate the 43 forms of neuromuscular disease.


MDA was the first nonprofit organization honored with the American Medical Association's Lifetime Achievement Award "for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity." The funding made possible by Toast of the Two Cities ensures that MDA's contributions through our clinics, research and education will continue to thrive.


“I’m humbled and honored to be at the Toast of Two Cities,” said McCann. “I have such a wonderful time doing great things for the community. However, there are also a lot of wonderful people trying to accomplish the same thing I’m doing, and that is to cure all muscular diseases.”   


The Toast of Two Cities will be held at the Municipal Auditorium on Friday, and all proceeds will benefit the MDA. For tickets to the dinner, contact Ed McCann in the baseball office at (318) 869-5298.