BENEFITING: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
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The Rexel Mid-Atlantic team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and joined the fight to strike out ALS!
If someone nominates you, you will have 24 hours to complete the challenge, or else you must donate $100 to this fundraiser which benefits the ALS Association.
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.
Currently, there is only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ALS, which only modestly extends survival by two to three months. Consequently, ALS is 100 percent fatal. In addition to acclimating to the challenges that come with losing control of voluntary muscle movement, people with the disease progressively lose their ability to eat, speak, walk, and eventually breathe.
Help the team here at Rexel raise awareness about ALS and those that it affects . Make a donation and help change the lives of those affected with this disease today!