The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping across
America has hit Enderlin, ND.
This event is special to us as Kellie Lemna, an Enderlin
Area resident who was born and raised here lived
with ALS for 14 years before passing away in
January of 2013.
Many people have accepted the challenge
and nominated friends and family to participae
as well. The amount of money raised across the
country has grown daily.
Three ladies at Maryhill Manor were challenged
to the ALS Icebucket Challenge. Carmen Aberle
and Brittany White, therapists, were nominated by
Gloria Trautman and Sheila Ripplinger, Director
of Nursing, was nominated by a good friend.
To the delight of Maryhill residents, the ladies
completed the challenge at Maryhill at noon on Friday,
August 22nd. Everyone agrees it is very cold but well
The ALS Icebucket Challenge was started as a way
to bring awareness to the disease and to get more people to
donate to the cause. People throughout the country are
having a blast trying to come up with all sorts of ways to
show one another up with the challenge. Since July 29th
and as of Monday, Aug. 25th, the challenge has raised well
over $79 million dollars for the ALS organization.
Itís easy to participate in the very viral video campaign:
film yourself pouring a bucket of ice water over your head,
then challenge a friend or frenemy to do the same within 24
hours. At first, the dousing would substitute for sending a
check to the ALSA, but many participants now do both.
Last week former President George @ Bush, actor Ben
Affleck, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and General Electric
chief executive Jeff Immelt became the most recent famous
faces to get soaked.
The monies raised helps fight amyotrophic lateral