More than 50 PTC faculty and staff plan to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
The event is open to anyone in the PTC community who wants to help raise awareness, and money, for the ALS Association.
We'll gather on the Campus Center promenade at 11:30 a.m. and take the challenge at 11: 55 a.m. The event is open to the entire PTC community. The event is B.Y.O.B. - bring your own bucket. Ice will be supplied on site.
Many PTC employees have friends and families who have been affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease because of the famous baseball player who brought national attention to the disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People who have the disease lose muscle control and can have difficulty walking, talking, swallowing and breathing.
Several PTC employees have accepted challenges to donate money. While raising money for ALS research is the reason behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a donation isn't required at Wednesday's event. Anyone can donate online via the ALS website at www.alsa.org.