In the very beginning there was the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig (1903-41) – A legend amongst generations of baseball fans – a man amongst all men, a man brought to his knees by the disease that carries his name. Then, more than half a century later there was Pete Frates. Without a lump in your throat or tear in your eye, I dare you to watch THIS VIDEO. Pete’s story & genesis of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
*Thank you to Tom Rinaldi, ESPN & The Walt Disney Company for production of Pete’s Story.
Well, Mr. Frates, I am honored to accept this challenge!
BIG thank you to The ALS Association, Michigan Chapter: iHave a Voice Director of Development&Communications, Robbie, for joining my Challenge! Also, HUGE thanks to Mike, Membership Director for YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids (The Y), for generous use of the facility & joining me under that MASSIVE FREEZING WATER BUCKET!
Thank you to those who nominated me – Tommy&Brook from Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Star 105.7! JBird. LRod & Cam-Man. I will be making a $ donation in each of your names to ALSA & Lou Gehrig‘s Disease.
I VOLUNTEER FOR THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
- Char-Broil: Marketing / PR Team & My fellow CB All-Stars – Chef Christo Gonzales | Diva Q | GrillinFools.com | NibbleMeThis | She Smokes Joints | Livefire
- Omaha Steaks: Social Media Team
- The BEST Culinary Agents in the Business, The Lisa Ekus Group: Sally Ekus & Jaimee Constantine
- My Good Buddies: C3 – Collaborative Communications Consulting, Matthew Toth | House$ – Eric Haynes | Norweigan Ninja – Chris Lathrop
CHALLENGE: Within 24 hours I’m asking you to get soaked AND make a monetary donation to the The ALS Association!
TO DONATE FINANCIALLY: TO AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS) WEBSITE – CLICK HERE!