Ice Bucket Challenge Raises ALS Awareness

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The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS research is helping to spread the word about the debilitating neurological disease.
Today, the Wausau Police Department took part in the challenge.

Officers got doused with water from local fire trucks. For them, it was quite an experience.

"It was cold. I think the fire department led me to believe that it was going to be warmer water than it was.” said Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel.

With thousands of people across the nation taking on the ice bucket challenge, local doctors who deal with ALS patients hope that all of the awareness it raises will benefit those impacted by the disease.

“The key is that these funds are going to get funneled to the ALS Association and are going to be designated for research activities." Says Dr, Rod Sorrenson of Marshfield Clinic.

In just one day, $8.6 million was raised for ALS research as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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