(August 28, 2014) — The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken social media by storm, and members of the Armstrong State University community have come together to show their support for ALS and the phenomenon that has garnered 1.9 million new donors and $88.5 million for the ALS Association. On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Armstrong’s Greek organizations gathered on the steps on the Student Union to take the Ice Bucket Challenge before becoming drenched with ice and cold water.
On Friday, August 22, 2014, Armstrong Chief Information Officer Robert Howard took one for the team and did a solo Ice Bucket Challenge with the assistance of his IT Services staff.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media fundraising campaign for the ALS Association, the only nation non-profit organization fighting Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, most commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Challenge participants post a video of themselves pouring a bucket of ice water over their head on social media, make a donation, and challenge several others to do the same.