Friday, August 15, 2014
North Augusta, SC (WRDW) - ALS strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.
The ice bucket challenge is growing in popularity all over social media. You donate to ALS, dump ice water on your head, and raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease),
The ALS association highly supports this ice bucket challenge. According to the association in the past two weeks, they have received $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year.
A clinic in Augusta is the only ALS foundation clinic in the state. They have about 170 patients they see right now but the cost of treating one ALS patient is 250,000 dollars a year.
Jessica Dill and Tim Strong donated to ALS Association Friday morning but they wanted to get some water dumped on them too! Now they challenge you, the viewer, to donate to the ALS Association. Head to ALSA.org to donate!