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Android Authority team members complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My colleagues Kevin, Lanh, Joe, Josh and Darcy were nominated to the Ice Bucket Challenge and accepted it. They also donated to ALSA. Now it’s your turn.
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August 27, 2014

By now, the Ice Bucket Challenge probably doesn’t need any explanation.

But, unfortunately, ALS still does, so here it goes. Standing for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS is better known in the US as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the NY Yankees player who was famously struck down by the condition.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis means that motor nerves (the nerves that transmit impulses to muscles as part of voluntary movements) degenerate and eventually stop working. This leads to suffering, paralysis, and eventually, death.

Currently, there is no cure for ALS, though one drug, niluzole, was found to modestly slow the progression of the disease. There are however therapies that can improve the lives of people suffering from ALS and prolong their life expectancy. There’s also an ongoing effort to study the disease and identify new treatments.

In the US, the ALS Association is the most prominent organization fighting ALS and providing support for people suffering from ALS and their loved ones. The money donated to ALSA (including the donations from our team members) goes to research, raising awareness, supporting patients, and coordinating care.

My colleagues Kevin, Lanh, Joe, Josh and Darcy were nominated to the Ice Bucket Challenge and accepted it. They also donated to ALSA. Now it’s your turn.

Here’s where you can donate, even if you didn’t take the Ice Bucket Challenge:

If you can’t donate, here are other ways you can help fight ALS. Thank you for reading.