Victoria Schneps, publisher of The Queens Courier, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Christie & Co. Salon & Spa, at 23-64 Bell Blvd, in Bayside’s Bay Terrace Shopping Center on Friday afternoon.
Help fund scientific research into the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Queens Courier and Christie Salon are sponsoring the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.
The challenge will take place at Christie & Co. Salon & Spa, at 23-64 Bell Blvd, in Bayside, and all Bay Terrace Shopping Center employees are invited. Victoria Schneps, publisher of The Queens Courier, will also participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge, and she challenges her readers to come and join in. Donations are welcome and Lois Christie has offered a free blowout at her salon to anyone who participates in the new ritual of pouring freezing water over one’s head in the name of fighting a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
Call The Queens Courier at 718-224-5863 in order to participate.
The publisher of The Queens Courier, Victoria Schneps-Yunis, will join Geraldo Rivera’s radio program on January 6 to discuss the 40th anniversary of his reports on the deplorable conditions for the children at the Willowbrook State School.
It was in 1971 that Schneps, along with members of WORC, the Working Organization for Retarded Children, picketed the school to fight for the rights of Schneps’ daughter Lara and the 5,400 residents at Willowbrook, a Staten Island school for mentally disabled children.
The story took off when Rivera, then a reporter for ABC television, reported on the neglect the children at Willowbrook faced.
Tune in to WABC 770 Friday between 10 a.m. and noon to hear Schneps and Rivera recount the horrors at the school and the work they did to create a better life for the children.
The auxiliary of Queens Hospital Center (QHC) will be honoring Queens Courier publisher Victoria Schneps among five others at its 75th anniversary gala on Thursday, October 13.
The night will be hosted by Bill McCreary and will feature a special performance by Deborah Cox
The gala at Russo’s on the Bay will also honor Lindella Artman, RN, nursing supervisor at QHC, Gregory Floyd, president of Local 237 Teamsters, Premprakash Rao, pharmacy supervisor of QHC, Ada Deberry, president of QHC Auxiliary and Jasmin Moshirpur, MD, dean/medical director at QHC.
The QHC Auxiliary is a volunteer non-profit organization whose primary mission is to raise funds for direct patient care. All proceeds from the Gala will go directly toward patient care initiatives.
For more information, call 718-883-GALA (4252) or email QHCGala@nychhc.org.