ALS Wisconsin wants to move behind Ice Bucket Challenge | Local News – WISN …
July 27, 2015 - als
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took a Internet by charge in 2014, and researchers looking for a heal for a deadly illness are anticipating it can take off again this year.
More than $115 million was lifted as people soaked themselves in ice H2O final year.
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“It was a phenomenon,” pronounced Melanie Roach-Bekos, executive executive with a Wisconsin section of a ALS Association.
So she’s anticipating people will take adult a means again this year starting Saturday.
“We had to take this event and say, ‘Let’s run with it each Aug until we find a cure.'”
More than 5,000 people are diagnosed with ALS annually. The illness affects a brain’s ability to control muscles and is eventually fatal.
“ALS is a illness that has been abandoned and underfunded for a final 75 years,” she said.
Roach-Bekos hopes a Ice Bucket Challenge will turn an annual transformation to assistance account investigate to rise diagnosis and a heal for ALS. To make a donation, record on to http://www.alsawi.org/