A number of our veterinarians accepted the challenge as a tribute to Dundee Animal’s founder, Dr. Dave McConnell. You can view the newspaper article at the like below and be sure to visit our facebook page to watch the video.
In 2011, McConnell’s son, Doug, a long-distance swimmer, began A Long Swim, The Channel to a Cure, an organization to raise funding and awareness for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. In August of 2011, he became the 48th person over age 50 to swim the English Channel. Besides taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, Dundee Animal Hospital doctors have made a donation through Doug McConnell’s website at http://www.alongswim.com.
According to Doug McConnell, by donating through his website, 100 percent of the money is dedicated to ALS research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.