You’ve probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Those challenged are supposed either to dump an ice bucket
of cold water over their head, or donate to ALS research. One
of the famous victims of this disease is Stephen Hawking.
But what it is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)— also known as Lou
Gehrig's disease—is a neurodegenerative disease with
various causes, characterised by muscle spasticity,
rapidly progressive weakness,and difficulty in
speaking, swallowing, and breathing. ALS is the most
common ofthe five motor neuron diseases.
So, raising awareness about ALS and increasing
support for ALS research is a good thing. Your
gift will help on the research to find a cure for ALS
andprovide services to patients and their families.