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September 5, 2014

We Support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group supports the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! While you may be tired of seeing ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos fill your social media newsfeeds, the ALS Association thanks all that have participated! The ALS Association has calculated that $94.3 million has been raised since July 29th with 2.1 million new individuals donating to the cause. The ALS Association and those suffering from ALS thank everyone for the downpour of support and for raising awareness of ALS.

As a commonly misunderstood disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that progresses throughout a patient’s lifetime and affects the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. This heartbreaking disease is one of the most difficult to deal with as it kills motor neurons, restricting one’s ability to control their muscle movement. Many patients become paralyzed from the disease before they eventually pass.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge movement will not only allow the ALS Association to further research for treatment and hopefully one day, a cure, but the movement also allows the ALS Association to provide patients with much needed care. The ALS Association assists those suffering from the neurodegenerative disease by providing them with multidisciplinary care and a strong support system to help them through this trying time.

Before you start bashing the summer movement that has likely invaded your social media newsfeeds, be sure to think about how this movement affects those living with ALS. Without this movement, the majority of the public would remain misinformed about how serious ALS really is. The ALS Association offers an appreciative thank you to all that participated in donating to the ALS Association and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group supports the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and encourages all to raise awareness of the disease! Contact Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group in Mesa, Arizona for all of your Arizona insurance needs.