Christina Robinson, Student Life coordinator for Sullivan University’s Lexington campus, was challenged to participate in the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Rather than challenging three of her friends to either participate or make a donation to ALS, she decided to challenge the entire Lexington campus. Twenty-one participants dunked themselves with a bucket of ice water on Wednesday, August 20 in support of ALS. Watch the video!
ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
From the ALS website: “In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally ‘soaked’ the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within 24 hours. ‘While the monetary donations are absolutely incredible,’ said (Barbara) Newhouse (president and CEO of the ALS Association), ‘the visibility that this disease is getting as a result of the challenge is truly invaluable. People who have never before heard of ALS are now engaged in the fight to find treatments and a cure for ALS.’ All participants were encouraged to make donations to the ALS Association at ALSA.org. If you would like more information on ALS or would like to make a donation yourself, please visit ALSA.org.”