Avamere Staff Participate in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge
The ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm. Participants challenge friends and family to dump a bucket of frigid ice water over their head or donate to the ALS Association, which funds research for treating Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The charity campaign has raised a staggering $88.5 million so far.
For the employees and residents of Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing center that serves over 120 seniors, the Ice Bucket Challenge hits close to home. For seniors and employees at Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare, a fellow resident is challenged with ALS and they all hope to make a difference by helping to raise awareness about the disease – and raise funds to generate support for ALS research.
“We were delighted to take part in this challenge,” says John Kirk, administrator for Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare. “I got doused, but I look forward to helping our residents support this critical research. The idea has gone viral here at Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare and our residents were very excited about participating.”