[COMMUNITY] St. Hope CEO Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s official! St. Hope Foundation’s CEO Rodney Goodie has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yesterday Mr. Goodie completed the challenge at Katch22 Restaurant in Houston.

After completing the challenge, Goodie challenged other community health center CEO’s including Katy Caldwell of Legacy, Joe Fuentes of HACS, and Daniel Diaz of the Texas Association Community Health Centers. He also challenged Jordan Goodie (Chi Alpha Campus Pastor at WVU) and former Major League Baseball legends Roger and Kory Clemens (owners of the restaurant Katch22).

The Ice Bucket Challenge has inspired hundreds of thousands to join the fight against ALS and has created awareness that few other similar campaigns have achieved.

Since July 29th the Ice Bucket Challenge has helped raise nearly $42 million for ALS. The fundraising total has increased more than $25 million this week. The association has nearly 740,000 new donors.

To find out more about ALS and how to donate log on to ALSA.Org

ABOUT ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Lou Gehrig’s disease affects 30,000 Americans. It is a disease that attacks nerve cells and ultimately leads to paralysis. Prior to the ice bucket challenge, many Americans were not aware of this crippling disease, or of its effects on patients. The typical life expectancy is three to five years.