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Bucket Challenge Visits Another Way

September 04
20:33 2014
Gregg Wet

Gregg Martinez

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge came to the Page Regional Domestic Violence Services offices in Page on Thursday. The man who operates “Another Way,” executive director Gregg Martinez, was proud to be a part of the growing popularity of getting cold and wet for the fight against this deadly disease.

We as a community support ALS. As an organization, even though we support the fight against domestic violence and to help sexual assault victims, we support ALS, and all good causes.” – Gregg Angel Martinez Executive Director of Another Way

The ice bucket challenge is aimed at raising money so that a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis might be found. The disease is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” The famous New York Yankee first baseman lost his life to ALS just days before his 38th birthday in 1941.

The idea behind the challenge is that “dared” participants take part by having ice water dumped over their heads. The participants then dare another person or group to do the same.

I read the newspaper yesterday,” said Martinez. “That’s when I found out we were being called-out by Encompass Health Services. I suspect it was their CEO, Joe Wright.”

In getting cold on Thursday Martinez said he is now calling out Page Hospital and Helping Hands.

And how did it feel?

“Very cold, but refreshing,” said Martinez. “Anything for a good cause, right?”

The executive director said they are getting ready to introduce to a new program for their residents. It’s called the W.I.S.E. Program; Women In Search of Employment.

We are trying to help our resident victims become survivors, but we’re also getting them empowered to find the independence.”

In addition, Martinez reports Another Way is expanding their transitional living units from seven beds to ten.

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