Have you seen the myriad of videos circulating regarding the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge"? It is a very worthy cause and it seems people right here in Langley have been participating as well.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraiser for ALS, is taking the online world − and Langley it seems − by storm.
On Wednesday, Kyle Sanker and Patrick Matiowski represented the Langley Lodge in the challenge and proceeded to dump buckets of ice water on each other.
While it may seem a bit silly, the challenge is growing quickly in popularity and has already exceeded the original ALS Canada goal and is half-way to the new goal of $3 million to fund a search for a cure. In the U.S. the total has topped $40 million.
ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Because these cells die, people with ALS often face partial or total paralysis as part of the condition.
The Ice Bucket Challenge encourages those nominated to dump a bucket of ice water over their head, make a donation to ALS, or both, in order to raise awareness and funds for ALS.
If you don't feel like dowsing yourself with ice cold water, but would still like to make a donation to this great cause, please click through here. (Click here to see how the whole thing got started!)
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