Robert C. Garrett (president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network) and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D. (executive vice president and chief medical officer, HackensackUMC) participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and support for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and the ALS Association.
Mr. Garrett nominated Dev Gupta, M.D, chief of the Division of Neurology at HackensackUMC along with employees of the Hackensack Neurology Group to take the challenge as well, which they accepted. The City of Hackensack Fire Department helped to further douse the groups. Altogether, more than $2,000 was raised for the ALS Association.