Dr. Jackson Takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Saturday
Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson has accepted the ALS challenge from Embry-Riddle University President Dr. John P. Johnson to raise funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research.
Jackson will be doused with a bucket of ice water on the Quad at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Chief of Staff Fontaine D. Davis will do the honors. Jackson will also make a contribution to the ALS Association.
“This is a great opportunity to shine a bright light on research being done to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” Jackson said. “And I want to show the students that we can all participate. I am blessed that it’s still sunny and hot in Daytona Beach.”
Beverly JamesDirector of Communicationsjamesb@cookman.edu
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Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.