I’m a little wet and the water was cold, but I was thrilled to participate in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge this afternoon. I’ve challenged three others to do the same – Steve Sears of Barron’s, Rich Repetto of Sandler O’Neill, and market commentator Jon Najarian.
As of this morning, the ALS Association has raised $79.7 million, all in the last four weeks. The ALS Association raised $2.5 million during the same period last year, and only $64 million in all of 2013. I am also pleased that our CBOE team has contributed to this very worthy cause.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Although the cause of ALS is not completely understood, the ALS Association has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and shed light on the complex factors involved in ALS.
Your generous donation of any amount will help this effort.
To donate on-line with a credit card, go to the following link: Online Donation Form
To mail in a donation, click on the following link for the contribution form: Mail-in Donation Form
Or mail to:
The ALS Association
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 6051
Albert Lea, MN 56007