Michael Fisher and Research Team Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Seems like no one has been able to escape the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including Cincinnati Children’s president and CEO Michael Fisher.

When nominated by Christopher Durovich, CEO of Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Lee Ann Liska, CEO of UC Medical Center, Michael happily accepted, because not only do motor neuron diseases affect adults, they also affect our tiniest patients, in a disease called spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA.

Michael Fisher asked Dr. Steven Crone and members of his research lab if they would be interested in joining him, because they are currently conducting both ALS and SMA research at Cincinnati Children’s. His lab has received funding from the ALS Association, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, and Fight SMA.

The team readily accompanied him, because spreading awareness for and the importance of medical research is an important message to tell. In addition to taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, donations were made to the ALS Association, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, and Fight SMA.

We were honored to have patients from the Perlman Center, Victor, Simeon, and Gabe, give Michael Fisher and members of Dr. Crone’s lab, Sarah Turner, Kari Seedle, and Lucas Bertaux-Skeirik, the “green light” to douse themselves in ice water.

Michael then nominated two partners on our new Clinical Sciences Building, known as Location T, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:  Tom Keckeis or Pete Strange of Messer Construction and Carl Satterwhite or Scott Robertson of RCF Group.


Rachel Camper

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