We are very excited to be able to contribute to such a great cause, ALS needs much more funding and research to do so, and if we can help in any way possible, we will.
California (PRWEB) September 09, 2014
Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic is proud to announce that they will be taking part in the ALS Ice-bucket challenge, in efforts to raise awareness and funding for ALS, a disease with no cure, that has been estimated to affect up to 30,000 American’s at any given time.
ALS, is progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects nerves cells in the brain as well as the spinal cord-because these neurons reach the muscles in the patient, it is extremely damaging, and eventually ends in the patients death.
Dr. Phil Straw, founder of Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic, and Nicole Wozny, partner to Straw, have challenged all employees of Optimal Health to take part in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge, a promotional event that started in July of 2014 and has since gone viral worldwide. For every employee who takes part in this 24-hour challenge, Optimal Health Straw Chiropractic will donate one-hundred dollars to the ALS Foundation.
Optimal Health offices focus on the treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy is the damage to nerves in the arms, hands, legs and feet. The main symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy are tingling, numbness, sharp electric pain, cramping, burning, and restless leg syndrome.
“We are very excited to be able to contribute to such a great cause, ALS needs much more funding and research to do so, and if we can help in any way possible, we will,” says Straw.
The Ice-Bucket challenges works in that the person nominated has twenty-four hours to dump a bucket of ice-cold-water over their head, while being recorded, and then nominate three more people to help promote ALS research and encourage to donate-which is then spread through the use of social media outlets. Currently employees at Optimal Health are working quickly to take part in the ALS Ice-Bucket challenge, and have raised over $1800 dollars thus far. The numbers are expected to increase over the weekend.