More than 6,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The Ice Bucket Challenge shined a spotlight on the issue several years ago, but awareness continues.
ALS advocate Nicole Davis lost her mom to the disease. As Ms Woman Hawaii 2017 she was an ambassador for ALS Research and Awareness - "I spent time volunteering fundraising events for the ALS such as the Annual ALS Walk and The ALS Benefit Ball. My mother passed away from ALS April 22, 2015 so it was a wonderful opportunity to give back" - she explained.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The disorder causes rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, and decline in breathing ability.
In addition to being a beauty queen Nicole is a program manager in quality and process performance for the US Navy. She is from Windsor, Ontario, Canada but graduated from Hampton University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration - "I enjoy serving my local church on the worship team. I enjoy film work and have worked for Hawaii Five 0, Marvel, and Fox Films in the past. I have also have modeled in Wedding Week Hawaii and also in Montreal Fashion Week as apart of the model cast of the Fashion Hero TV season 1" - she said.
Lets know a little more about Nicole and her pageant experience through this interview!