Last week, Managing Director Rich Negrin was challenged by former college football teammates Terry Harcleroad and Travis Muckle to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Over the weekend, he went to the University of Pennsylvania’s campus with his family and asked a special friend to take the challenge with him. After taking the challenge, the Managing Director challenged Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, ABC anchor Walter Perez and the Phillie Phanatic. Check out the video above.
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. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time. Visit alsa.org learn more about this serious disease.