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2014-09-19 16:24:08

FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook newsfeeds were inundated with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads this summer. From celebrities to toddlers and even Homer Simpson, everyone seemed to be taking the #IceBucketChallenge. In fact, thanks to the challenge, the ALS Association reports receiving $100.9 million in donations from July 29 - August 29, 2014, compared to the $2.8 million raised during the same time period last year. This viral...

2014-09-17 23:03:55

Viral phenomenon comes to Hudson County to build awareness for the ALS Association. CarePoint Health employees raised close to $15,000 in fund raising event. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 CarePoint Health became the latest organization to join the viral phenomenon when over 150 CarePoint Health employees participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association. The event took place on September 9, 2014, on the front lawn of Bayonne Medical Center....

2014-09-11 08:28:44

Gold Crest Care Center has recently taken action to support efforts to raise awareness for ALS; ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, affecting the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Crest Care Center urges individuals to spread the word and raise awareness for ALS research. ALS, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig Disease, currently has no known cure and...

2014-09-03 23:07:25

iCare Financial and Project Main Street are working together to help ease the financial burden on victims with the terminal disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease). For each consumer plan processed through the iCare Financial Program, iCare will donate $1 towards Project Main Street’s mission. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 In their newest campaign, iCare Financial and Project Main Street are working together to help ease the...

2014-08-29 23:10:02

For more than a week, Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC has been declining offers from participants in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge who wish to make donations for research that does not use human embryonic stem cells or tissues derived from aborted fetuses. The company has informed those wishing to donate that its for-profit status prevents it from inviting or receiving charitable donations. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Due to a...

2014-08-29 23:09:18

Every Month Hands-On Physical Therapy Raises Money for an Important Cause: In September this Cause will be ALS Research and Awareness Astoria, New York, (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative condition that damages the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease progresses more and more of the nerve cells controlling movement are harmed, which causes the sufferer to lose control of their motor functions....

2014-08-27 08:32:33

$100 donation offered for each client organization participating in the next 24 hours MCLEANSVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Litera today announced its own variation on the widely popular "ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness and donations for those suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition to dropping an entire tractor load of ice water on Litera CEO Deepak Massand and President Paul Domnick (see the YouTube clip here), Litera has pledged a...

2014-08-26 23:01:08

Judi Hubbard has cared for numerous ALS patients in her career as a physical therapist and now it will be a labor of love for her husband Tom, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. Their Ice Bucket Challenge video inspired ACC to make a $2,500 donation to the ALS Association in support of the Inland Empire Walk to Defeat ALS. Orange County, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 American Career College faculty member Judi Hubbard, MSPT has enjoyed a successful career as a physical...

2014-08-26 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, August 26, The ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to $2.6 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.9 million new donors to The Association, which is incredibly grateful for this tremendous outpouring of support. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's...

2014-08-25 16:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new level of awareness of ALS from the "Ice Bucket Challenge" should be directed at improving the quality of life for patients as well as finding a cure. Congress, however, has gone in the opposite direction, with incredibly cruel repercussions. "I'm using ModelTalker voice synthesizer for musical purposes," said Abramson. The intended use of the program is to allow patients with children to grow up hearing their natural...


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