Eric Tipton, our fearless CTO, challenged his RenterUp team, Sam Griffiths and David Favero, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We have all three donated to ALS and now pass the challenge on to the team from Terminus.com to reciprocate.
The RenterUp team is taking this seriously….and personally. We hope you will consider to donate as well. Please donate directly on ALS’s website here: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html.
Below we’d like to share a little about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease):
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells and causes loss of muscle control. When motor neurons can no longer send impulses to the muscles due to ALS, the muscles begin to waste away (atrophy), causing increased muscle weakness. Eventually, most muscles are affected, including those of the legs, feet, arms and hands, and those that control swallowing and breathing, resulting in death within 3 to 5 years from diagnosis. Because ALS affects only motor neurons, the disease does not impair a person’s mind, personality, intelligence, or memory, nor does it affect a person’s ability to see, smell, taste, hear, or recognize touch.
There are no known causes of ALS, and no known cure. Researchers have studied environmental factors, dietary deficiencies, and traumas, but to date, there is insufficient evidence to identify any one cause of ALS. In recent years, there has been a wealth of new scientific understanding regarding the physiology of this disease, but more research is required if we are to find treatments and a cure for ALS.
ALS is not a rare disease. Today, 30,000 Americans have ALS, and 8,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Use the resources below to learn what you can do to support ALS research and to help find a cure for this most debilitating of diseases.
Again, we hope you will donate today. http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html