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Ice bucket challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached Brooks in a huge way with groups and individuals accepting challenges and challenging others before buckets of ice water are dumped on them to mimic the affects of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The #IceBucketChallenge was inspired by Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who is living with ALS. Videos of challenges are posted on social media to help raise awareness. As of last week over $90 million had been raised for ALS in the U.S.A. while donations in Canada exceeded $10 million. Brooks resident Alex Bischke, dumping water on EID board member Carl Chomistek, right, in photo two, also took part in the challenge. Bischke participated in memory of his uncle, 67, who died a year ago after a two-year fight with ALS. “My cousins did it and then challenged me,” he said. Accepting various challenges are, photo 1, Brooks Junior High School teachers, 2, Rob Brown, Brooks Bulletin reporter, 3, Eastern Irrigation District, 4, County of Newell councillors, 5, Sandra Stanway, Brooks Bulletin and 6, Brooks Fire Fighters.  Full Story >
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