STUDENTS AT THE USC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN GREENVILLE… HAVE CHALLENGED THE NEUROLOGISTS AT THE GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM’S NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE… TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE. AND WE ARE COVERING IT… LIVE! JOINING US RIGHT NOW IS DOCTOR MARY HUGHES, WHO IS THE HEAD OF NEUROLOGY AT GHS. DOCTOR HUGHES… ARE YOU READY? Yeah, I’m excited to be able to do this. AS A DOCTOR WHO TREATS PATIENTS WITH ALS…. WHAT HAS THIS GLOBAL ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE DONE FOR AWARENESS OF THIS DISEASE? We’re drawing national awareness for a disease that we need resources for locally. It gives us a chance to do more than just talking about it. Being iced is not pleasant, but a very small impact compared to those affected by ALS. We want to do our part to do our part for the case and the Upstate has been great. It’s another example of the community coming together and partnering with several groups. WE KNOW PEOPLE IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITH ALS HAD TO TRAVEL TO OTHER STATES JUST A FEW YEARS AGO TO SEE A NEUROLOGIST. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT… GHS AND THIS COMMUNITY HAS CREATED FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES HERE? People in this community deserve coordinated, high quality care for them and their families. ALS affects people’s ability to move, so coordinating care locally when moving is the struggle is necessary. Rehab, nutrition, pulminary, neurology are all resources we offer here. SO WHO ARE YOU CHALLENGING TODAY. The therapists and healthcare providers at Rogers Peace Rehab Center. You have 24 hours to accept. ALRIGHT HERE WE GO… JUST UNPLUG YOUR EAR PIECE AND TAKE IT AWAY. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DOCTOR HUGHES AND THE NEUROLOGY DEPARTMENT AT G-H-S. THE NATIONAL ALS ASSOCIATION HAS RAISED…. 22.9 MILLION DOLLARS IN JUST UNDER 3 WEEKS AS OF TODAY… THAT’S DUE IN PART BECAUSE OF THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.