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Octopus Thrower's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last month, you have heard about the ALS ice bucket challenge.

The challenge was designed to bring awareness to ALS – often refereed to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – and help solicit donations to help fight the disease.

But what is ALS? This is from ALS Associations website:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (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. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

A few Detroit Red Wings – Danny DeKeyser, Drew Miller, Luke Glendening, and Jakub Kindl – and a lot of Grand Rapids Griffins – Jeff Blashill, Thomas McCollum, Petr Mrazek, Tomas Jurco, Andrej Nestrasil, Mitch Callahan, and Landon Ferraro – have joined in on the ice bucket challenge.

Now we are joining in to help create awareness for disease and will be donating one hundred dollars to help fight ALS. If you would like to donate you click here – ALSA.org

Christina Roberts, John Evans, and Jared Crozier of Senshot, you have twenty-four hours!

Once each person has completed the challenge we will post them here.

Christina Roberts decided to donate rather than do the ice bucket challenge, but here is her video.

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