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Local doctors participate in ice bucket challenge

By Leah Schmalz

Why did eight local doctors sit in the parking lot of Mint Hill Dentistry on Friday as ice water rained down on their heads?

They were part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, designed to raise awareness for ALS, a disease of the nervous system that weakens muscles. In addition to disease awareness, the doctors’ goal was to call attention to the Joe Martin ALS Foundation in Charlotte. The non-profit aims to help those with ALS live actively through free home care services.

“I’d like for everyone to realize the point of doing this is to not just get your doctor wet; it’s to raise money to beat ALS,” said Dr. Earle Sullivan of Mint Hill Dentistry. “In particular I hope we raise awareness for the Joe Martin Foundation.” […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Team Mint Hill hikes for a cure

Dr. Earle Sullivan of Mint Hill Dentistry joined a team to raise money for pediatric cancer research by hiking the Foothills Trail along the Appalachian Mountains. Team Mint Hill is hiking for the CureSearch Charlotte event, and includes Sullivan, his wife Leigh Hutchinson, Jean Kreisher, and Sue Johnson.
The hike is a $10,000 commitment. Those who sign up hand over a credit card to be charged if fundraising does not reach the goal. Team Mint Hill has already passed their goal, and the CureSearch Charlotte hike has reached $120,000 so far. […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|1 Comment