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.
Earlier this week, the Globe University-Moorhead campus challenged the Globe University-Woodbury campus to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Along with happily accepting this challenge, the Woodbury campus has decided to also donate $100 to ALS, as well as nominate the Green Bay and Appleton, Wisconsin, campuses 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.
According to ALSA, between July 29 and today, the ALSA and its 38 chapters have received $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. The ALSA is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from those people who have been doused, made a donation or both.
“This is a fun way to give back as well as raise awareness for ALS,” said Globe University-Woodbury’s Dean of Education Denise Radcliffe. “Not only are we accepting the challenge and donating, we are getting our other campuses involved so we can further help support this cause.”
Globe University Cares:
The Globe University-Woodbury campus alone averages 300 community engagement hours 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 Brooke Tervola, community manager.