In the last two weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation, according to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA).Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the Globe University campuses got involved. We were challenged by the Globe University-Woodbury campus to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Along with happily accepting this challenge, the Green Bay campus has decided to also donate $100 to ALS, as well as nominate the Village of Bellevue, the Bellevue firefighters and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for the challenge.
What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It has gone viral on social media to help a support a great cause!
According to the Boston Globe, over 94 million dollars have been raised associated with the ice bucket challenge.
“Since the challenge was announced, many of our employees have come forward expressing their gratitude for the attention this has been given as they have lost close friends and family to ALS. It is near and dear to many of our hearts,” said Jeryl Fleck, campus director.
Globe University Cares
The Globe University-Green Bay campus alone averages 316 hours community engagement per month where students, staff and faculty are spending time giving back to the community though service learning, local chambers, volunteering, sponsoring local organizations and much more. To learn more about how Globe can get involved with your organization or business, contact Nicole Virant, community manager.