Buffalo Academy Of Science Charter School

BASCS TAKES ON THE #ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

The Buffalo Academy of Science is proud to join people around the nation in taking the #ALSIceBucketChallenge!  As part of the ongoing mission to support worthy causes, BASCS faculty and staff members will contribute to the droves of individuals – celebrity and non-celebrity alike – who have accepted the challenge to raise funds and awareness to fight this debilitating and deadly illness.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.  The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death.    Learn more and donate at www.alsa.org