Tallgrass Creek's Executive Team Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 27, 2014) - Eight members of the Executive Team at Tallgrass Creek retirement community late yesterday dumped buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. They did this to join a viral movement called the "Ice Bucket Challenge." The Tallgrass Creek employees posted their ice bucket video to social media and issued a challenge to Village Shalom, Santa Marta, Lakeview Village, and Bishop Spencer  to also  take the plunge and keep the cycle going. If those challenged don't accept within 24 hours, they will be asked to donate to ALS research, or to the charity of their choice. The challenge started in Massachusetts with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to muscle weakness, loss of the use of arms and legs and difficulty speaking, breathing and swallowing.