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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...

2014-08-22 23:05:25

The Allegheny Health ALS program is western Pennsylvania’s first to achieve ALS Association recognition for high quality care. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ALS Association, along with its Western Pennsylvania Chapter, has designated the ALS Center at Allegheny Health Network as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The Center, based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), is the only ALS treatment program in western Pennsylvania recognized by the ALS Association for...

2014-08-22 23:05:03

Cryo-Cell International, Inc., the world’s first cord blood bank, announced today that it has provided funding to complete an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for a FDA approved Phase I clinical trial for patients that have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's) disease using umbilical cord blood cells. Oldsmar, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This funding was made through an additional investment in Cryo-Cell’s cell therapy research affiliate, Saneron CCEL...

2014-08-20 16:24:45

FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareOne's corporate office in Fort Lee accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge after being nominated by Oradell Health Care Center. More than 25 employees participated in the challenge, including Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus, EVP and General Counsel Alberto Lugo, Chief Financial Officer Matt Marcos, and Chief Strategy Officer Timothy Hodges. CEO Daniel E. Straus had the honor of pouring the buckets of ice water along with...

2014-08-19 16:29:26

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group joined the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 18 to raise funds for the non-profit ALS Association. BHG started with a $5,000 donation to the Upstate New York chapter of the ALSA and pledged an additional $10 to the national organization for every healthcare professional that takes the challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO "For...

2014-08-19 12:29:12

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Around the country, Canadians have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, raising an unprecedented awareness for the terminal disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and opening their wallets donating over $200,000 to the national non-profit organization ALS Canada and the ALS Provincial Societies. As more donations continue to come in across Canada, the organization has raised the fundraising goal to ask Canadians to make their Ice Bucket...

2014-08-18 08:29:36

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What is Lou Gehrig's Disease? It's a progressive neurodegenerative disease that interferes with the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The motor neurons connect the brain to the spinal cord and the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. When motor neurons break down and die, the brain is unable to initiate muscle control. Thus, a person with Lou Gehrig's Disease can suffer a number of symptoms, including: -- Muscle...

2014-08-16 12:21:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have come from existing donors and 220,255 new donors to The Association. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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