Sycamore Shoals accepts icy challenge to battle ALS

Published 9:13 am Wednesday, August 20, 2014


The ice floes kept flowing in Elizabethton Tuesday afternoon as another group accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Several Sycamore Shoals Hospital employees assembled in the front of the hospital to drench each other with buckets filled with icewater after receiving the challenge from the city of Elizabethton Monday.
“We are forever grateful to the city for challenging us,” said SSH CEO Dwayne Taylor. “It is important to show support for those that have been affected by ALS.”
The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement with the goal of raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Taylor said SSH was taking the challenge to employees one step further by including donations in the effort.
“We are also challenging our employees to get out their checkbooks and make a donation to ALS,” he said.
Sycamore Shoals extended the challenge to Franklin Wood Community Hospital employees and Morgan May and operating room employees at Johnson City Medical Center.
Participants post videos of their own ice bucket challenge to social media sites and challenge others to keep the chain going. Those who accept the challenge will then post their own videos of themselves participating and challenge others to do it. Those who don’t accept the challenge are asked to donate to ALS research or to the charity of their choosing.

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