Raising Awareness for ALS
HERRIN -- By now you're heard about the ice bucket challenge. It's spreading across the country and raising millions for the fight against ALS. Staff at the Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois got in on the act Monday where the disease hits close to home.
Chris Dakin, a nurse at the surgery center, lost her husband to ALS last November. So her co-workers wanted to show their support. Monday, they did so in a big way. More than 100 employees teamed up to take the ice bucket challenge.
Rows and rows of buckets were being filled Monday afternoon at the Orthopaedic Institute in Herrin as staff prepared for the ALS ice bucket challenge. For one employee, the fundraiser holds special meaning.
The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois raised more than $1,200 Monday for the ALS Association.
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