Helitech ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Helitech Office Staff joined in on the #IceBucketChallenge and challenged the Home Care Specialists team! Helitech will be donating to the ALS Association to raise awareness and help fund further research.

A few facts about ALS:

    • ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

  • Early symptoms of ALS often include increasing muscle weakness, especially involving the arms and legs, speech, swallowing or breathing.
  • ALS can strike anyone.
  • Through funding, the ALS Association can provide support for those diagnosed so they can live more functionally with the disease.
  • Funding also supports clinical trials and research to develop treatments used to prolong the life of persons affected.

For more information on ALS and/or to make a donation yourself, visit http://www.alsa.org/ or http://www.als.net/. Make sure to also check out the SportsCenter feature on the story and meaning behind the challenge here. #PetesChallenge