On a cold and windy afternoon at the Parnassus campus, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Leigh Morgan, chief operating officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Decked out in his orange UCSF 150th anniversary T-shirt and a blue UCSF tie, the chancellor came prepared. He also showed up with a huge glass punchbowl filled with cold water and chunks of ice.
As a researcher, a clinician and an educator, Chancellor Hawgood believes in supporting those, including the team at the ALS Center at UCSF, who are working to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
In addition to accepting the challenge, he has also made a personal contribution to the ALS Association, which has received $41.8 million in donations so far since the #icebucketchallenge went viral a month ago.
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