Emory ALS team takes on the ice bucket challenge

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 21, 2014

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On Aug. 20, 2014, members of the Emory ALS team, along with many colleagues from across the Emory University School of Medicine, took on the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Members of the Emory ALS team, along with many colleagues from across the Emory University School of Medicine, took on the ALS ice bucket challenge. The team was participating to help bring awareness and support for ALS research.

ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.  It is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after the baseball hall of famer. As the disease progresses the motor neurons that control function of the muscles in the body die and the ability of the brain to control muscle movement is lost. There is no cure for ALS at this time.

The Emory ALS Center is dedicated to performing cutting edge research while providing comprehensive care for people and families with ALS and related motor neuron diseases. To find out more about ALS research at Emory, please visit http://www.neurology.emory.edu/ALS/.