Over the last few weeks on social media ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease has gotten a lot of attention raising awareness about their cause with the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
United Hospital Center staff members and doctors took the challenge Thursday. Seven members were nominated to take the challenge by Doctor Chris Courtney. He said the challenge has become very popular nationwide, and he was challenged by a good friend. Courtney also said there is no better way to raise awareness at UHC than to get the people he works with involved.
“I think the importance to all this is its great to have like the Ice Bucket Challenge, but it only goes as far as the donations. The donations are there to help propel and help look for answers to this disease.” said Chris Courtney, Adult Reconstruction Specialist.
The ALS Associations website said “Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55 at the time of diagnosis.” If you are taking part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and would like to donate you can make your donation on the ALS Associations website.