Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been trending for a couple weeks as you may or may not have seen on social media or the news. If you don’t know what it is, let us explain: If you are nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you (typically) have 24 hours to complete the challenge of dumping a bucket of ice water over your head and then donating $10 to the ALS Association. You then nominate 3 more people to participate in the challenge. If you choose not to complete the challenge you are supposed to donate $100 to the ALS Association. However, the point of the challenge is to raise awareness about the disease as well as raise money. So we are changing the rules of the game.
Last evening The entire Double G RV Park was nominated for the challenge by a former customer. The rules were bent for us and we have until this Sunday August 24 to complete the challenge for maximum turnout. So yes, all of the employees will be participating, but since the entire Double G RV Park was nominated we want all of you to join us. We will be completing the challenge this Saturday August 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the campground pavilion. Please come join us. You don’t even need to bring a bucket or ice, however you may want to bring a towel. We will be making a donation to the ALS Association and we do ask you each to bring a donation, but we are not specifying an amount. Bring a donation that fits your budget. If you can’t make it on Saturday, you can still make a donation.To make a donation to the ALS Association click here.
We were also introduced to another great idea to go along with this challenge. When you donate to the ALS Association, choose a local charity and donate to them as well. Share the links on your social media to help spread awareness about ALS and also the local charity that has meaning to you.
Deep Creek Businesses: be on the look out, we could challenge you next!
To learn more about ALS visit their website here.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us!
See you Saturday!