(PRWEB) September 17, 2014
CarePoint Health became the latest organization to join the viral phenomenon when over 150 CarePoint Health employees participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association. The event took place on September 9, 2014, on the front lawn of Bayonne Medical Center. CarePoint Health donated $100 to the ALS Association for every employee who participated in the event, for a total of approximately $15,000. The Ice Bucket Challenge was dedicated to Dan Kane, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bayonne Medical Center and the CarePoint Health Foundation President and former CEO of Bayonne Medical Center, who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was initiated by Jennifer Dobin, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, who nominated other executives in the organization to join together with CarePoint Health employees to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association. The response was immediate, overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic. Transportation was provided at each hospital location to and from Bayonne Medical Center. Specially made T-shirts, buckets, towels and refreshments were on hand for all participants.
At the appointed time, a sea of orange-clad CarePoint Health employees waited for the signal and proceeded to dump buckets of icy water on their own heads. An audible scream of chill and delight rose from the assembled crowd, followed by laughter and congratulations. The employees then watched with delight as executives and the owners and of CarePoint Health, including Jeff Mandler, Vivek Garipalli, and Jim Lawler, barefoot and in business attire, were dunked with an equally cold soaking.
Footage of the CarePoint Health Ice Bucket Challenge can be found online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czbrVLtHrvs
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Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals – Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. We leverage a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all of our medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on our facilities, partners and services, visit our website, http://www.carepointhealth.org.
About the ALS Association
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.