Friday, August 12, 2016
Canton Rotarians Take Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Canton did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for research and public awareness about ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Joined by Cherokee County department heads and members of the Cherokee Rotary Community Corps, members of the Canton Rotary Club lined the steps at the back of the Cherokee County Administration Building, where the club meets for lunch every Tuesday, and cascaded icy water from the uppermost Rotarian to Club President Matthew Thomas sitting at the bottom awaiting his frigid dousing!
It was all for fun, raising research and family support money, and warm Rotarian fellowship notwithstanding being greeted by a bucketful of ice cold water by the person on the step above! By the end of Ice Bucket Challenge and the club program about ALS preceding the fun-filled event, Cherokee County Rotarians Fighting ALS had raised $1,150 for the ALS Association of Georgia!