AFC Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Donates!
South Florida State College’s chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as nominated by Hick’s Oil in Avon Park, Fla.
Before getting soaked, Melanie Jackson, professional development officer for SFSC’s AFC chapter, challenged Hillsborough Community College’s AFC Chapter and SFSC’s Student Government Association (SGA).
The ice bucket challenge is a fundraiser that has gone viral, raising more than $22.9 million for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to the ALS Association, a nationwide research and advocacy association for the disease.
The way the challenge works is simple. An individual or an organization calls someone out on Facebook, and then that person has 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice cold water on their heads and call someone else out, or they can donate money to the ALS Association. SFSC’s AFC chapter took the chilly ice bucket challenge and has raised over $145 in donations so far to contribute to the ALS Association.
Click here to watch AFC’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: http://youtu.be/Y38ftKAmA9s
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