Tragedy As Co – Founder Of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Drowns During Diving Trip


A tragic turn of events saw the 27 year old co- founder of the ALS Ice bucket challenge die during a diving holiday in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Corey Griffin was key to the multi- million dollar fundraising towards Motor Neurone Disease (or ALS as it’s known in the US) which involved ice cold water being poured over one’s head. He was thought to be diving from a building into water, this particular building is apparently used to dive from by locals. This impressive young man’s fundraising started in support of his close friend Pete Frates, a young man diagnosed with the debilitating neurological condition that is Motor Neurone Disease (MND or ALS).

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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