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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Get Informed

Aug
25
2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Get Informed

You may be hearing about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for the first time as the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' is raising awareness about this fatal neurodegenerative disease. "ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease." (Source ALS Canada http://www.als.ca/en)

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