Ice Bucket Challenge Freezes Northwestern Medicine
By Megan McCannNeurosciences August 15, 2014
Donations to the Les Turner ALS Foundation grew by more than 3,000 percent in the first two weeks of August compared to this time last year - the foundation attributes this increase to the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and heightened awareness it has generated. Donations to foundations like Les Turner help Northwestern and other institutions better understand ALS and work towards finding a cure for the disease. In recent years, Northwestern Medicine researchers have had several breakthroughs in ALS research.
The goal of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is to raise awareness of ALS. Learn more about the disease in this "Hot Topics" video featuring Jennifer Armstrong, RN, MSN, MHA, operations coordinator for the Northwestern Medicine division of neuromuscular medicine.
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