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Arrowhead Hospital takes Ice Bucket Challenge today

8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

GLENDALE – (Aug. 28, 2014) – Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital physicians, nurses and staff will join the Ice Bucket Challenge at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 28, to raise awareness about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

They will line up in front of the hospital, 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.

West Valley Hospital board chair Sean Thompson suggested the challenge in honor of his mother, Sheila, who died from ALS in 1997.

Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge is to ask others to accept the challenge. On Aug. 22, Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital in Goodyear challenged Arrowhead Hospital. West Valley Hospital raised $1,740 for the ALS Association.

Across the country, people are joining the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and money for ALS. People are encouraged to discuss their own challenges through social media with #IceBucketChallenge.

About Abrazo Health

As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes six acute care hospitals: Arizona Heart Hospital, Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; with a combined 1,059 licensed beds, North Peoria Emergency Center and West Valley Emergency Center.

About ALS Association

The ALS Association is a national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. For more information about the ALS Association, visit www.alsa.org.

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