Sitrin and ALS of Utica Shower the Community with ALS Support

20 July 2017

On Sunday, July 23rd Sitrin Health Care Center, in partnership with ALS of Utica, will take on a Guinness World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Ice Bucket Challenge. The organizations’ goal is to have 1,000 or more people participate in the Challenge, which will shatter the world record of 782 people, currently held by China.

This event will be held this Sunday at Murnane Field, following the Utica Blue Sox game. Thanks to the generosity of the Blue Sox organization, those who participate in the Challenge will receive a free ticket to the game, starting at 3:00 p.m. that day.

Registration for the Ice Bucket Challenge starts at 6:00 p.m., with the bucket pour taking place at 6:45 p.m. The event is free to all ages and abilities, and all buckets have been generously donated by Reynolds Hardware of Utica.

“The primary purpose of the Guinness World Records is to encourage people to challenge themselves and to surpass human limits, and we hope to meet the same challenge,” says Marc DePerno, Sitrin’s NeuroCare Outreach Coordinator. “We also want people affected by ALS to know that Sitrin and ALS of Utica are available to help them and their families adjust to their new circumstances.”