North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today. Here is the tweet from the official UNC Basketball account showing the video. The YouTube video is also linked for your convenience below the tweet.
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) August 16, 2014
Here is a still photo of Coach Roy from the @TarHeel_Photo twitter account.
Finally, Bret Strelow tells us who Roy Williams challenged to take the Ice Bucket Challenge with him!
— Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow) August 16, 2014
The viral sensation is helping a great cause. Here is some information about the terrible disease from the ALSA.org website.
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. 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.
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