Staff at our Peabody/Lynnfield practice – 29 of them, to be exact – took on the Ice Bucket Challenge started by Peter Frates, former Boston College baseball player, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. The Ice Bucket Challenge has been sweeping the nation and almost every department of the Peabody/Lynnfield practice had a representative who poured a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness of this devastating disease.
And in true ALS Ice Bucket Challenge protocol, Dr. James Brown, Chief Medical Director at Peabody/Lynnfield, has challenged Katie Loomer, one of our clinical pharmacists, as well as the Beverly practice of Harvard Vanguard and any other Harvard Vanguard practice ready to take the challenge!
Please watch the video to see their human ice bucket “wave”:
Job well done to the staff who participated:
Dr. James Brown, Chief Medical Director Peabody/Lynnfield; Dr. William Boyd, Regional Medical Director; Dr. Cynthia Mazzoni; Lauren Bettencourt, PA; Lisa Pugh, NP; Sue Decareau, LPN; Pauline Labonte; Michelle Kelley; Sally Neal; Joann Vicente; Margaret Santierre; Tanya Pierre; Nancy Derderian; Liznette Santiago; Katherine Chleapas; Donna Vargas; Nancy Bonfiglio; Beth Joy; Terri Bonelli; Karen Thibault; Alisha Stephens; Richie (our new intern); Patricia Salvatore; Wendy Alphen; Amy Pascar; Elizabeth Rizzo; Rumunda Holder; Kevin McCarthy; and Gail McCartney.
Every person who dumped ice water on their head and many other staff made a donation to the cause. In total, the staff at the Peabody/Lynnfield practice proudly raised more than $500 for ALS.