Ice Bucket Challenge by PATA Philippines LPU-Manila Student Chapter

Posted: Fri 29 Aug, 2014 2:50 PM

Ice Bucket Challenge by PATA Philippines LPU-Manila Student Chapter

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

 

The challenge to support the affected of the disease is very popular in the Philippines, so we had an experiment at the social media to make a survey if the students will be interested, and as a result, it reaches number of likes and comments saying they are interested and willing to accept the challenge.

 

The world wide phenomenon Ice Bucket challenge will test the sportsmanship of the students of the Lyceum of the Philippines University; the inspiration of this project is the students who wanted to help but cannot afford to donate $100. As a student who wishes to help those who are affected, a $100 is very big, and then we came up with a plan to make it a collaborative effort to complete or even exceed the minimum amount of donation, as a Filipino and lyceans, we also follow the core values of our University which is to promote unity and nationalism, consequently, the proceeds of this activity shall be given to the ALSA and half will be given to the dumagats, the adapted community of our University. This project will be tied up with other university wide organization MML or Mr. and Ms. Lyceum. We are planning to achieve this project by the last week of September.


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