From neighborhood driveways and city streets to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, people everywhere can be seen dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds to fight ALS. Children, adults and celebrities alike are joining the social media phenomenon to fight back against a disease that currently has no treatments or cures.
“We have been moved beyond words by the power of one family’s ability to make such a meaningful difference in the fight against a disease that has taken too many lives,” said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks. “All of us at MDA are incredibly grateful to everyone who has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. It will take all of us working together to find treatments and cures, and MDA will not rest until we end ALS.”
The viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started when 29-year-old Pete Frates, diagnosed with ALS in 2012, posted an ice bucket video on social media and challenged a few friends to follow his lead. The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has since become a social media sensation, sweeping the country with compassion and support. Read More…
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Bring a Friend Week!
A) Skill: Hand Stand
B) Teams of Two: Each Partner performs
- 500m Row
- 400m Row
- 300m Row
- 200m Row
- 100m Row
(All sets are performed at max intensity, rest as need)
C) 200m Lunges for Time
“Danny” -Teams of Two
Complete as many rounds possible in 30 mins:
- 30 reps, 24 inch box jump
- 20 reps, Push Press (115/80)
- 30 reps, Pull Ups
Oakland SWAT Sergeant Daniel Sakai, age 35, was killed on March 21, 2009 in the line of duty along with fellow officers Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Mark Dunakin, and Officer John Hege. Daniel is survived by wife Jenni and daughter Jojiye.