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No Ice Water Please: Fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease Like Mandisa (Warm & Dry)

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(EEW MAGAZINE)  These days, everybody seems to be dousing themselves with buckets of ice water to raise money for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

But if you, like Grammy® winner Mandisa Hundley, are a bit too chicken to join in the icy fun and want to help (while staying warm and dry), you can.

The idea behind the Ice Bucket Challenge is you either donate $100 or have a bucket of ice water dumped over your head. Do-gooders often opt for both and then call out someone else to get in on the good-natured and charitable fun.

If you are not too keen on dripping in bone-chilling liquid, though, you’re not alone.

On Twitter, Mandisa admitted that she had been challenged, but elected not to get wet. “I’m warm and dry but donating,” she said, adding a link to the ALS website.

According to the organization, as of Thursday, August 21, it has received $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 21). The donations of existing donors and 739,275 new donors to The Association accounts for the huge jump in financial support.

To date, there is no known cure for the disease.

ALS Facts

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord.  When these cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them.  Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert.

Every day, an average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS — more than 5,600 people per year. As many as 30,000 Americans may currently be affected by ALS. Annually, ALS is responsible for two deaths per 100,000 people.

Although Mandisa skipped the ice water, her good friend and fellow American Idol alumna Melinda Doolittle stepped up to the plate, er, bucket. "My friend Melinda Doolittle is much braver than I am," she said.

Watch the icy act of bravery caught on video,




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