North Florida Regional Medical Center Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Gainesville, FL -- The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on the internet. People from all around the world from celebrities to politicians agree to have a bucket of icy water dumped on their head.
It's all to to raise money and awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Wednesday afternoon, 24 staff members from the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville took part in the challenge.
The Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the medical center also got a surprise bucket of banana pudding on their heads, in addition to the water.
"For us it was both a way to create awareness, create a little bit of an ambiance out here on our property, but also to raise some money for ALS," said COO Thibaut Van Marcke.
They nominated the Senior Vice President and other staff at UF Health Shands to take part in the challenge.
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