Wilmington Rotary Club Encourages Residents To Take Ice Bucket Challenge On Their Own & Donate To The Angel Fund For ALS Research

Below is information from the Wilmington Rotary Club’s recent PSAs on WCTV:

WILMINGTON, MA — For the past 5 years, the Wilmington Rotary Club has sponsored the Community Ice Bucket Challenge during the month of August.

Every dollar raised in this event is donated to The Angel Fund of Wakefield, an organization created to support ALS research and treatment.

Last year, the Angel Fund contributed more than $1 million to Dr. Robert Brown and his staff of researchers at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester in their efforts to find a cure of ALS.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is always fatal. There is no cure. Individuals diagnosed with ALS maintain their mental capacity while the muscular structure of their body deteroriates, eventually keeping them from their ability to breathe. It is a heart-wrenching diagnosis for an individual and especially their family and friends.

This year, because of COVID-19, the Rotary Club was unable to conduct its Ice Bucket Challenge at Rotary Park, but that doesn’t mean we can’t participate and raise funds for this important cause.

Rotarians Chris Neville and Mike Burns challenge fellow Rotarians in Wilmington and elsewhere, the WHS Rotary Interact Students, the student athletes at Wilmington High School, and all who have participated in the past five years to take the challenge individually this year.

Donations in any amount can be sent to Wilmington Rotary Club, P. O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887 or https://theangelfund.org and please respond ”Wilmington Rotary” in the message section. 100% of all funds raised will be donated toward Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.

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