August 25, 2014
IMPERIAL, MO • Seckman Middle School was one of just several schools in the Fox C-6 District to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a "progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord."† The Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves participants having a bucket of ice water dumped over them, began appearing on social media as a way to raise money and awareness for the disease. Nearly $50 million has already been raised worldwide.
Staff Members Nick Baer, Susan Casey, Tim Meeks, Jeff Perry, Ashley Cox get doused in ice water to raise money for a local family affected by ALS.
SMS raised $966.25 during a week of fundraising with students and staff. The money will go directly to a local family affected by ALS and to the Rascals Foundation. The family has two students currently in the Fox District.
Other Fox C-6 Schools, including staff from Guffey Elementary, Lone Dell Elementary, and Seckman High School, have raised money and participated in the challenge. As part of the challenge, these schools have challenged others in the district and more buildings are expected to participate, including Fox C-6 Central Office.
Seckman Middle had 29 staff members participate, including Principal Dr. Tammy Cardona and Assistant Principal Mr. Kolin Peterson. Below is a full list of SMS staff participants:
To view more photos from the Ice Bucket Challenge, visit the gallery by clicking here.
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†Information provided by the ALS Association.