ALS Awareness: Haveredition

$1,213 of $500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 25 months
Maggie Perkoff  HAVERFORD, PA
This summer has seen many renditions of the ice bucket challenge, which as entertaining as it may be, has been raising both money and awareness for a great cause: ALS research. "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed." ( http://www.alsa.org/about-als/) Research on this topic can significantly improve the quality of life of those diagnosed, and that of their families.  Haverford's premier celebrity, President Dan Weiss, has agreed that this issue deserves our attention, and our support.  He has pledged to donate $500 himself AND do the ice bucket challenge on Founder's green, if we as a student body (and maybe with your parents' help too!) can match that $500.  If contributing to a wonderful cause and watching Dan Weiss covered in ice water is not enough incentive, anyone who donates at least $10 will receive home-baked cookies from me, anyone donating at least $50 will receive a basket of home baked goodness.  SO HAVERFORD, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
+ Read More
Help spread the word!
 31 total shares
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$1,213 of $500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 25 months
Created August 18, 2014
CK
$10
Courtney Kelly
25 months ago
DS
$10
David Strickler
25 months ago
KT
$10
Katie Tsai
25 months ago

Go Haverford!!!

VN
$50
Vivian Nguyen
25 months ago

Excited that my donation will go twice the distance by contributing part of my challenge money to Prez. Dan's!

CS
$50
Caroline Steliotes
25 months ago

Haverford is so cool. What a better way to start my freshman year!

AB
$10
Alex Belfi
25 months ago
JR
$10
Jason Rash
25 months ago
$10
Emily Krasnow
25 months ago
JP
$50
John Perkoff
25 months ago
DW
$500
Daniel Weiss
25 months ago

I can't wait to get iced.

Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
  Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook