ImageMark President Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge
ImageMark President Walter Payne was challenged by his friend, Michael, to participate in the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness about ALS. Individuals are challenged by friends, peers, family members, business associates, neighbors, etc. to make a donation to an ALS organization or to pour a bucket of ice water on their head. They then choose others to challenge.
According to the ALS Association:
“Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord…The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.”
Payne accepted the challenge and in turn challenged Alison Cookson of the Gaston Regional Chamber, Ted Hall of the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce, David Jennins, his daughter Emily Spencer and Jeff Stoudt of PICA.
In addition to being soaked in ice water, Payne also made a donation to ALS.