Frank Beamer Rocks the ALS Ice Water Bucket Challenge

August 11, 2014 at 10:21a    by DJ Byrnes    
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What is ALS? From ALSA.org:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. 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.

It sounds like another disease which needs to be defeated. So what does a video of Frank Beamer getting water dumped on him from a balcony have to do with it? 

Because it's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Again, from ALSA.org

It may be warm in parts of the country, but some people aren’t drenching themselves in ice or cold water to cool down from elevated temperatures. A new phenomenon has hit the social media circuit – the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”

The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

Good on ya, Frank Beamer. He's definitely one of the good guys in the sport. 

Source: @edsbs

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toad1204's picture

I surmise he's calling out Bruce Arians - Head Coach Arizona Cardinals.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

The challenge is to either dump ice water on yourself or donate to ALS causes. So far, all I have seen are ice water dumps...therefore, nobody is donating to the cause?  I see these videos all over the internet so I at least the awareness portion is a success. 

Hopefully they are garnering some donations but so far I have only seen people take the ice bucket side. 

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bodast67's picture

I see your point CHIEF, but I imagine video of someone donating money via Paypall would not be that interesting to watch...

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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HighBallAce's picture

I had a buddy who's dad died of this disease. It's a very bad way to die.... Good for Frank Beamer! He's a good man!

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apack614's picture

Awful disease.

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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Knarcisi's picture

Great cause, coach, but get your fill of ice bucket dumps now, at least until mid-Sept or so. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good coach doing his part for a great cause. However there will be a royal beat down on September 6th