Forest Hill team raises $500 for ALS research

Eight Forest Hill staff managers were on the receiving end of some ice-cold water recently when they took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

Nine of their colleagues stood with the managers outside the Kanata long-term care home last Friday to dump the cold water on their heads. The team raised about $500 for the ALS Society of Canada.

Many of OMNI Health Care’s long-term care homes have embraced the Ice Bucket Challenge in the past month. The challenge sees participants get a bucket of ice water tipped on their heads. They then challenge friends and colleagues to take the challenge within 24 hours. If they don’t take the challenge, they are asked to make a donation to the ALS Society of Canada.

Forest Hill life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest issued a challenge to others.

“We would . . . like to challenge all the OMNI homes that have not yet participated in the challenge,” he said, adding the team especially wanted to see Garden Terrace, the other OMNI home in Kanata, take the challenge.

Click here to watch a video from the event.

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