The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness about the disease by leaps and bounds over the last several weeks. According to the ALS Association, approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed each year, and the average life expectancy is about two to five years from that point.
The Ice Bucket Challenge process is simple: Once you’re nominated by someone, you have 24 hours to complete the task by dumping a bucket of ice water over your head and then pass it along by naming others to do the same and to donate to ALS. So far, the ALS Association has raised $79.7 million to combat Lou Gehrig’s Disease since July 29th, as the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to encourage people around the world to dump ice over their heads and send in money.
The residents and the staff at The Village at Legacy Pointe accepted the challenge as residents dumbed ice cold water over the heads of staff. They have now challenged the rest of our Watermark Communities in Iowa… Vintage Hills of Indianola, Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail and Vriendschap Village to do the same.