Ice Bucket Challenge Warms Hearts

Aug 29th, 2014

Amidst the heavy news stories that have filled our airwaves of late, hasn’t it been refreshing and fun to see how the response to the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral? Yes, the summer of 2014 will go down in history for how the Ice Bucket Challenge has called all us to consider helping the cause of ALS research while challenging others to do the same. TV and device screen images of so many cold water dousings have warmed our hearts to and awakened our awareness of the sufferings that challenge our brothers and sisters with ALS and their families.

If this ‘chilly challenge’ has motivated you to donate to ALS research may we suggest the John Paul II Medical Research Institute as a worthy recipient? You can thus be assured that all their research methods and practices are in keeping with our Catholic beliefs about the sanctity of all human life. Since Annunciation Parish has members/families who have been diagnosed with ALS, donations made in the name of our parish are especially meaningful.

If donating through the John Paul II Medical Research Institute website - - space is provided for you to indicate you want your donation to be used specifically for ALS research from Annunciation/Minneapolis.

Check donations can be sent to:

John Paul II Medical Research Institute
540 E. Jefferson St., Suite 305
Iowa City, IA 52245.

Specify ALS research /Annunciation/Minneapolis on the memo line.