The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – KTG Style

My KTG family isn’t just all about food, travel and having a good time, you know. I love this rowdy foodie bunch because we try to find ways to be part of advocacies that we truly believe in.

Just as we have shown our support to victims of Typhoon Yolanda and documented our trip to Iloilo late last year, we have come together once again to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to show our support on the fight against ALS.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Some of the KTG boys preparing for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Spanky (standing), Richard, Richie, me, Ralph and Jeff

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also referred to as motor neurone disorder (MND), Charcot disorder, and, in the United States, Lou Gehrig’s disease—is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, and difficulty in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases. One of the famous victims of this disorder is Stephen Hawking.

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