Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FGCU President Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) President Wilson G. Bradshaw accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been sweeping social media for weeks.

President Bradshaw was challenged last week by Dr. Jo Stecher, Assistant Professor and Director of the BSN Program in the School of Nursing. The President subsequently challenged Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ron Toll, Dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work Dr. Mitchell Cordova, Athletic Director Ken Kavanagh, Women’s Basketball Coach Karl Smesko, and Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Dooley to be doused together on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in the courtyard by Marieb Hall.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.

Since the Ice Bucket Challenge began, the ALS Association reports donations of more than $41.8 million.

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