About two short years after the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge popped up on Facebook pages all over the world, ALS IBC Co-Founder and Yonkers resident Pat Quinn is hoping to recreate that same magic after researchers recently discovered a gene directly linked to ALS that may one day help lead to a cure.
On Sunday, August 7 at 1 p.m., Pat Quinn will join Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, hundreds of advocates and special guests in attempting to break the U.S. record for the largest simultaneous ice bucket challenge at Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY, trackside. Leading up to the ice bucket challenge from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. will be a wide range of music and family-friendly entertainment. Registration for the IBC is at www.yonkersny.gov.
The event is free and open to all ages. No donation is required to participate. Proceeds from the event will be donated to “Quinn for the Win,” which benefits Pat Quinn’s care as well as not-for-profit ALS research organizations.
Rockland County Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Dylan Skriloff has confirmed he will take part in the challenge at the event and encourages everyone so inclined to do the same. To make a donation in support of Skriloff’s dousing visit: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html