Niagara Falls, ON:
On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, the Sales Department of the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Marriott Niagara on the Falls hotels participated in and successfully completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Background
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge campaign is credited to former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates. Frates, who suffers from ALS, challenged various friends and former baseball teammates to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads in order to promote awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
The challenge subsequent went viral, with celebrities, heads of states and everyday citizens participating in the awareness campaign.
Ice Bucket Challenge Niagara Falls
The sales department at the Marriott Fallsview and Marriott on the Falls accepted and successfully completed a Niagara Falls Ice Bucket Challenge on the balcony of the Marriott on the Falls, overlooking Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Kathy McMurray, Director of Sales:
The sales department and the entire Marriott Fallsview Boulevard family are honoured to raise awareness for ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. We understand that our momentary discomfort (Inner voice tried …. not cold, not cold ……..FREEZING) fails in comparison to a life lived by those suffering from ALS. We have proudly raised funds for ALS Canada and encourage everyone to do the same.
The sales team made a considerable group donation to ALS Canada. They also challenged the following members of the Niagara Falls Community:
- David Baldin challenged:– Team @ Ravine Vineyards
- Jeniffer Bissett challenged – Dan Morretta, International Marketing Solutions
- Kathy McMurray challenged – friend and neighbours at Scotiabank Convention Centre
- Nichola Royle challenged - Ed Kennedy, Professional Firefighters Association
- Lisa-Lynn Vas challenged – Thomas Genest, Meeting Encore Group
ALS Canada recently passed $10 million in funding and continue to request much needed donations towards this charitable cause.