According to the ALSA, less than half of the general public has any knowledge about, or awareness of, ALS. In press releases, Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of the ALSA, has said "while the monetary donations are absolutely incredible, the visibility that this disease is getting as a result of the challenge is truly invaluable. People who have never before heard of ALS are now engaged in the fight to find treatments and a cure for ALS."
Please click here to learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), and click here to make a donation to help "Strike out ALS."
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Soaks HackensackWhen I was nominated for the challenge last week, I really wanted to get the community involved in not only the fundraising efforts of the organization but to also raise awareness in a meaningful way. When I nominated Mayor John Labrosse, Fire Chief Freeman, and Police Director Mordaga for the challenge, I could not have ever imagined how graciously they would have accepted the challenge and even passed it on to their peers in the administration of our City and Board of Education. Bravo to you gentlemen!
|Mayor John Labrosse|
|Fire Chief Tom Freeman|
|Police Director Mordaga|
|Board of Education Trustee Jason Nunnermacker|
|Board of Education Trustee Joseph Barreto|
|Board of Education Trustees Daniel Carola and Timothy Hoffman|
|Board of Education Trustee Lara Rodriguez|
|Members of HFD's 2nd Platoon|