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Sen. Drilon takes ice bucket challenge

Posted On 2014 Sep 01
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DRILON TAKES ON ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Senate President Franklin M. Drilon gets splashed with iced water by his staff as part of the popular ice bucket challenge, which aims to raise funds and promote awareness for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease, at his office on Monday morning, September 1, 2014. Story on page 3. (MNS photo)

DRILON TAKES ON ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Senate President Franklin M. Drilon gets splashed with iced water by his staff as part of the popular ice bucket challenge, which aims to raise funds and promote awareness for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at his office on Monday morning, September 1, 2014. Story on page 3. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday took the ice bucket challenge seeking to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Drilon was challenged on Thursday by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas to do the activity.

Drilon indicated he will make a donation to the Philippine General Hospital’s neurosciences department, where some ALS patients are reportedly confined.

The ice bucket challenge aims to raise awareness about ALS and raise funds for research to stop the disease.

ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease that affects the body’s nervous system often leading to paralysis.

As of Aug. 26, the ALS Association said the ice bucket donations had reached $88.5 million. (MNS)

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