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Local residents stride to end ALS at Sherwood Island State Park

Local residents walk to the start of the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

Crowds of purple bundled up on a crisp, fall morning, while cheerleaders motivated the attendees who waited patiently for the signal that would start the walk. Participants from all around Fairfield County came out to support finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), their faces filled with ...

ALS research is becoming spiced up with the Hot Pepper Challenge

March 15, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Who can forget the ice bucket challenge, when American’s dumped ice on their heads to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Now there is a new trend: The ALS hot pepper challenge. The ALS hot pepper challenge involves eating the hottest pepper the person...

The ice is melting

The ice is melting

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

September 4, 2014

Pete Frates was once the captain of the Boston College baseball team. Standing 6’2” and weighing in at 220 pounds, he was quite an intimidating force. Today, he sits, paralyzed, in his wheelchair, unable to speak, eat, let alone throw a baseball. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Five ice bucket challenges that make a splash

Five ice bucket challenges that make a splash

Jenna McNicholas, Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

If you’ve been on Facebook at least once in the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely seen, probably watched, and possibly liked, the multitudes of ice bucket challenge videos to raise awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig disease, being posted and shared. The phenomenon caught on al...

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