MissMalini Takes The #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

, 21 Aug 2014

What is the ice bucket challenge?

It’s an effort to raise awareness of ALS where participants must dump a bucket of ice cold water and then dare someone to do the same. If they can’t, the alternative is to donate $100 to the ALS association. (FYI, you should do it and donate anyway!)

What is ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord

Incidence

ALS is thought to be affect 2 people every 1 lakh of the global population

Life expectancy

About 20% people with ALS live 5 years or more, up to 10% live more than 10 years and about 5% live up to 20 years after diagnosis