• Ice Bucket Challenge Freezes D50

    Ice Bucket

    If you haven’t gotten wet, you probably know someone who has.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money and awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." About 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS every year in America, and though treatments are improving, there is still no cure.

    ALS robs people of their ability to walk, speak and eventually breathe. Researchers are still trying to understand what causes ALS, but they know it is not contagious. According to the ALS Association the disease occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries.

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a social media phenomenon, raising over $100 million in donations around the world and we are proud to say many in District 50 took up the challenge.

    Not only did staff and students agree to have buckets of ice water poured over them, some went the extra mile, as you will see in the video below.

    Among the participants: Superintendent Pam Swanson and Board of Education Vice President Dino Valente.

    Click here to learn more or make a donation.

    Posted September 4, 2014