You have seen them all over your newsfeed… the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS-Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord (http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html).
Millions of dollars have already been raised as a result of the world coming together to defeat ALS.
I accepted the challenge myself and kept the chain going.
Here are a few pictures from my challenge (I could not get the video to post):
How much has the challenge raised? According to The ALS Association it has “raised $79.7 million to combat Lou Gehrig’s Disease since July 29.”
The organization raised just $2.5 million during the same period last year. These videos are making a difference. I encourage all of you to donate to fight ALS and to keep these challenges going.
Here is a video of a man suffering from ALS. He explains his struggles and the importance of the Ice Bucket Challenge:
Peace, love, toodles.