Lisa Briggs, CEO Geauga Credit Union, was nominated by Firefighters Credit Union to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Credit Union’s philosophy is “people helping people.” So not only did she accept the ALS challenge, but the Geauga Credit Union also donated to ALS. In return, Geauga Credit Union challenges Lakeview Credit Union to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
To date credit unions in the Northeast Chapter have raised $1200 for ALS.
What is ALS?
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.
To learn about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge, visit their website.