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ociation. "I challenged the Verner Elementary faculty and staff because I want as many people as possible to be aware of what Lou Gehrig's Disease is," said Barbara Winstead as she wiped tears from her eyes. Winstead, who taught fourth grade at the school for 17 years, retired in 2004 to care for her husband, who had been diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Adidas Shoes 2018 Men
"To think that two friends of a guy who has ALS came up with the idea is just phenomenal and makes it even more special. "The challenge began when Chris Kennedy, a golfer in Sarasota, Fla. , accepted the challenge from a friend, which at the time, had nothing to do with ALS. The challenge may also be known as the cold water challenge, which stipulated a donation to a person's charity of choice. Kennedy chose ALS as his charity of choice, and it stuck. Those who are nominated are required to dump Adidas D Lillard 2.0 Primeknit ice water over their head within 24 hours of being challenged. Those who fail to complete the challenge are required to give $100 to the ALS Association. .
to fund research. The ALS Association has received $53. 3 million in donation this year as of Friday. During the same time period last year, the association raised $2. 2 million. Winstead said she thinks the ice bucket challenge is the reason for such a significant increase. "Somebody referred to this movement as like a train rolling down a track, and we've got to keep the Adidas Trainers Womens White
He died in November that year at the age of 60. "He was diagnosed in May of 2002, and he lived two and a half years," Winstead said. "Some people live longer because they'll go to a feeding tube, or they'll go to a breathing machine. He refused to take any of that. "ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive and eventually fatal disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord and ultimately leading to paralysis. There is no cure.
train moving. So you challenge one person or the next group and they challenge somebody else," Winstead said.
Money raised from the ice bucket challenge goes to the ALS association Adidas Shoes Black For Men
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