ALS, Serve Daily and the #IceBucketChallenge
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!
Top to bottom: Robert Pagnani with Elks in Utah, Chuck Chamberlain with Networking nights and The Dangerfields (Kranky Franks). Thanks for your support.
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