14 Aug ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
This summer, a handful of our chapters across the nation contributed to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research and treatment for the disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. According to the New York Times, the Ice Bucket Challenge “reinvigorated a research community that was lacking attention and funds to produce scientific advancements.”
University of Toronto
University of Oklahoma
University of Houston
University of Georgia
The frozen sensation from the ice-cold water is meant to represent the difficulty that those with ALS experience when moving. The viral success from the Ice Bucket Challenge made the ALS Association dedicate the month of August to raising awareness and funds to fight ALS.
About Lambda Phi Epsilon
Founded in 1981 at Los Angeles, California, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://lambdaphiepsilon.com.