Mayor Lori Ackerman participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The bucket was dropped from the top of a city fire truck at Centennial Park, which was initiated immediately after Mayor Ackerman proclaimed that she’ll also be donating money to the cause in addition to participating in the challenge.

In passing the challenge along, Mayor Ackerman called out the Minister of Health, Terry Lake, the Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Suzanne Anton.

Mayor Ackerman was initially called out yesterday by Mayor Bill Humphreys from the District of Barriere.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gained momentum all over North America in the past several months, officially going viral over social media this summer.

The challenge aims to raise awareness and funding for research for the disease known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.

The disease, frequently referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

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