Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for second time

August 19, 2015 - als

Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ben Baldanza knows usually too good what it’s like to remove a desired one to ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

His mom died during age 58 from a neurodegenerative illness that affects haughtiness cells in a mind and a spinal cord.

On Tuesday, Baldanza hosted and participated in a ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Launch in South Florida to assistance lift recognition and supports to find a heal for a debilitating disease.

“My son never got to accommodate his grandma, and so it’s been a genuine emanate for me and it still bothers me that 30-plus years after we still don’t have a impediment for a illness and we still don’t have a cure,” Baldanza said.

ALS gradually paralyzes a victims and leaves them with usually dual to 5 years to live, according to a ALS Association Florida Chapter, that is spearheading a South Florida launch eventuality for 2015.

“Our goal is unequivocally flattering elementary — it’s to emanate a universe though ALS, though we can’t do that alone,” Kim Hanna, boss and CEO of a ALS Florida Chapter, told people during a event. “In fact it takes a whole village assisting us in sequence to do a work we do.”

The nonprofit, formed in Tampa, offers caring to ALS patients statewide and supports investigate to find a means and cure.