ALS, Serve Daily and the #Ice­Buck­etChal­lenge

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Melissa Prins

I want you to use your imag­i­na­tion for just a mo­ment to­day. Imag­ine notic­ing a few sub­tle changes in your speech, then in a short pe­riod of time you sud­denly be­come more clumsy, trip­ping over your own feet, knock­ing over a cup of wa­ter at lunch. You love your daily work outs but you start to no­tice that your right side is a bit weaker than be­fore. Your wife or hus­band urges you to go to the doc­tor. After a bat­tery of tests a neu­rol­o­gist meets with you and tells you that you have Amy­otrophic Lat­eral Sclero­sis. ALS is a fa­tal neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease where the nerves that send im­pulses from your brain and spinal cord to your mus­cles that are used for speak­ing, swal­low­ing, mov­ing your arms, legs and di­aphragm stop func­tion­ing. e neu­rol­o­gist tells you that within 2-5 years you will be­come fully par­a­lyzed and suc­cumb to the dis­ease. One in ev­ery 50,000 peo­ple will be di­ag­nosed with ALS. It’s a vi­cious dis­ease that steals your body piece by piece, it strips you of nearly all bod­ily func­tions, yet leaves your mind com­pletely in­tact and there is no cure. Yet. In July of this year the #Ice­Buck­etChal­lenge went vi­ral. Peo­ple from all over the United States were chal­leng­ing friends and fam­ily to ei­ther dump a bucket of ice wa­ter over their heads or do­nate to help raise aware­ness and funds nd a cure for ALS. e ALS As­so­ci­a­tion has re­ceived $94.3 mil­lion in do­na­tions com­pared to $2.7 mil­lion dur­ing the same time pe­riod last year ( July 29 to Au­gust 27). ese do­na­tions have come from ex­ist­ing donors and 2.1 mil­lion new donors. Serve Daily hosted an #Ice­Buck­etChal­lenge of their own on Au­gust 28th at Maceys in Span­ish Fork. anks to Big O Tires of Span­ish Fork, Weed Man, Di­a­mond Flight Cen­ter, Sun­roc, Maceys, Salem Smiles, Cre­ative Signs & Graph­ics and Elks of Utah they were able to or­der spe­cial edi­tion t-shirts that they sold dur­ing the chal­lenge. Over $552 has been raised to date! Many peo­ple came out to show their support! It was won­der­ful to see ev­ery­one come out and do­nate to such an amaz­ing cause. Be­cause of each of you the ALSA is one step closer in fund­ing the ght for a cure. To learn more about ALS or how you can help, please go to ALSA.org. Check out the Serve Daily Face­book page to see pho­tos from the event and tag your­self.

PS - Scott C. eis chal­lenges all of Desert De Oro Taco Bells to do­nate to the cause.

Serve Daily still has shirts from Small to XXXL avail­able for a $5 do­na­tion. All funds raised will be do­nated to ALSA.org. Help us in­crease that do­na­tion. Give us a call at (801) 4776845 or mes­sage us on Face­book to get your shirt to­day!

Pho­tos by Melissa Prins - So­cial Daisy

Top to bot­tom: Robert Pag­nani with Elks in Utah, Chuck Cham­ber­lain with Net­work­ing nights and The Danger­fields (Kranky Franks). Thanks for your support.

Melissa Prins - So­cial Daisy

Serve Daily ap­pre­ci­ates the support of the crew from the Payson Taco Bell - Back Row: Scott Craner, Kay­laray Kayla Robert­son, Ja­cob Smith, Ty­lor Sum­sion Front Row: Daniel Craner, Scott Theis, Zachary Craner, Skyler Davis

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