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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “felt” here

August 27, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Teresa Vodochodsky, marketing director for Premier Estates of Toledo, gamely underwent the ALS?Ice Bucket Challenge which is currently "soaking" the nation according to the ALS?Association website. Vodochodsky's new boss, Sherry Hughes, poured the five-gallon bucket from atop a step ladder in front of the care facility on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22.

Vodochodsky's son, Dakota, recorded the event and the challenge his mother issued. Holding a sign with a $100 bill attached, Vodochodsky issued the call for Toledo and Tama Mayors Dave Svoboda and Dan Zimmerman, Police Chiefs Bob Kendall and Jeff Filloon and Fire Chiefs Joe Boll and Paul Ellenbecker to all undergo an "Ice Bucket."

According to the ALS website, "With only about half of the general public knowledgeable about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference. Since July 29, The Association has welcomed more than 70,000 new donors to the cause."

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Teresa Vodochodsky reacts as she undergoes the “ALS?Ice Bucket Challenge” at Premier Estates of Toledo on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 21. Performing the “honors” is Sherry Hughes, new administrator for the care facility and The Village assisted living center. )
Chronicle photos/John Speer

The site relates, "More than 70,000 new donors added and $4 million in donations" during the period July 29-Aug. 14. This compares to about $1 million during the same period last year.



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