Steve Gleason Bronze Medal 1.5 Inchhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/steve-gleason-bronze-medal-1.5-inch-19MA.html
- Bronze duplicate of Congressional Gold Medal awarded to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) advocate Steve Gleason
- Minted at the Philadelphia Mint
- Measures 1.5 inches in diameter
Honor Stephen “Steve” Gleason’s courage with the Steve Gleason Bronze Medal.
This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Steve Gleason at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 15, 2020, in recognition of his fight to raise ALS awareness. Gleason played seven seasons in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints before retiring in 2008. Diagnosed with ALS, frequently known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2011, he established “The Gleason Initiative Foundation,” also known as “Team Gleason.” Its mission is to show that patients can live and thrive after a diagnosis of ALS, a terminal neuro-muscular disease. This medal measures 1.5 inches in diameter.
The obverse of the medal features a portrait of Steve Gleason with the inscriptions “STEVE GLEASON” and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2019.”
The reverse features a scene from his childhood in the Pacific Northwest, representing his life of travel and exploration with the inscription “KEEP EXPLORING.”
|Design:||Obverse Designer: Ronald D. Sanders
Obverse Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Designer: Emily Damstra
Reverse Engraver: Eric David Custer
|Struck Under Authority of:||Public Law 115-415|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|
|Composition:||90% Copper & 10% Zinc|