Monday, August 18, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Soaks Hackensack!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken America by storm.  For those of you who don't know, when nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you have 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice water on your head, donate to the ALS Association, and nominate friends and family to accept the challenge OR simply donate a greater amount to the ALS Association (typically $100).  This social media craze has led to not only record setting donations, but invaluable awareness and visibility of the disease.

According to the ALSA, less than half of the general public has any knowledge about, or awareness of, ALS.  In press releases, Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of the ALSA, has said "while the monetary donations are absolutely incredible, the visibility that this disease is getting as a result of the challenge is truly invaluable.  People who have never before heard of ALS are now engaged in the fight to find treatments and a cure for ALS."

Please click here to learn more about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), and click here to make a donation to help "Strike out ALS."

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Soaks Hackensack

When I was nominated for the challenge last week, I really wanted to get the community involved in not only the fundraising efforts of the organization but to also raise awareness in a meaningful way.  When I nominated Mayor John Labrosse, Fire Chief Freeman, and Police Director Mordaga for the challenge, I could not have ever imagined how graciously they would have accepted the challenge and even passed it on to their peers in the administration of our City and Board of Education.  Bravo to you gentlemen!

Mayor John Labrosse
Fire Chief Tom Freeman
Police Director Mordaga
Board of Education Trustee Jason Nunnermacker
Board of Education Trustee Joseph Barreto
Board of Education Trustees Daniel Carola and Timothy Hoffman
Board of Education Trustee Lara Rodriguez
Members of HFD's 2nd Platoon

Board of Education Attorney Richard Salkin with HHS Teacher Jared Wexler

Now, are you an HHS Alumni?  In case you missed it, YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED! In the ultimate showing of Comet Pride, Dr. Joe Montesano has nominated all Comets to take part in this challenge!  Now let's all show the ALS Association the strength and unity of the Comets.  Well done, Dr. Montesano!

Dr. Montesano


  1. I would like to support the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge too~ Wishing you to have a happy day~ =D

    (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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