ALS Awareness and the Ice Bucket Challenge

George Takei takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

George Takei took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to new heights. One might say it’s out of this world!

Sitting in front of a green screen we watch as the legendary trekkie get doused with a bucket of ice and water in the efforts of spreading awareness about this debilitating disease. As we watch every social network blow up with ice bucket challenges, hollywood a-listers, Grammy winners, and even hockey players (Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators) have taken up the challenge for this debilitating disease.

For those who don’t know, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. We won’t go into further detail about the disease as you can read about it here.

The basic premise of this challenge is to either dump a bucket of ice cold water on your head or donate $100. You then nominate someone, anyone, to complete the challenge themselves or donate $100 within 24 hours. There have been some variations where challengers can donate whatever amount they can if they don’t wish to get icy cold, and some variations ask the nominees to take the plunge as well as make a donation (be it $100 or something within their means). Frankly, the last variation is my favorite.

While many have heartily taken part in this challenge there have been plenty of skeptics. There has been a great deal of doubt as to whether people are taking the challenge seriously to spread the word about ALS, or if they are just dunking a bucket of ice cold water on their head. Today, the ALSA put out a statement saying the challenge has raised over $22 million dollars for research. That should silence the skeptics, or you know, they could donate a small amount themselves.

That being said, VOLT FITNESS has taken this challenge seriously and in turn invites all of their clients and their employees to take part in this amazing viral fund raising. So, if you haven’t been challenged yet, and you live in the Glen Rock/Ridgewood area (think 10 mile radius), consider yourself nominated! Give us a call at (201) 857-3800 for details, or show up on Friday at 1 with your own bucket to take part!


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