New Eastwood Takes On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Following our nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, New Eastwood’s staff and residents were excited to participate in this bucket dumping activity to help raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association.
We’ve nominated the entire Marquis Health Care family to join the Ice Bucket Challenge, showing their support for this worthy cause.

Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Brookside Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
River Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Webster park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Valley Stream Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Brentwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Kearsley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
and Jennifer Loy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

For more information on ALS visit the ALS Association at ALSA.org