Edson ALS Challenge

(photo by Giles Marriott http://365photography.com/)

(photo by Giles Marriott http://365photography.com/)

Edson, Alberta, Aug 26th, 2014 – The Town of Edson is warming up after completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last Saturday.

Following a community challenge from Whitecourt, Edson stepped up to the plate and organized an event at Centennial Park on Saturday and the results were outstanding! A large gathering of citizens came out to support the event and nearly $2,500 was raised for ALS.

Cherri Murphy was one of the main organizers behind the event and says it was great to see so many people come out to participate. “Between Saturday’s event, and some donations at Sobeys, a cheque for $2,487 will be going to ALS.” said Murphy.

Edson Sobeys Owner Keith Linford has long supported this cause and says it’s nice to see people from all walks of life come together to help donate and raise awareness. He adds a number of businesses have also stepped up to donate following the event and that will be added to the total.

Following Edson’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Mayor Greg Pasychy sent out a new challenge to the Town of Hinton. “We thank Whitecourt for the challenge and are hoping Hinton can step up and beat our fundraising mark.” said Mayor Pasychny. “At the end of the day it’s all about raising awareness for ALS.”

For more information and to make a donation you can go online to http://www.als.ca/en/donate.

You can see Edson’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video on the Town of Edson’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/townofedson

 

Edson Fire had a separate challenge and raised close to $900 more for ALS. Watch the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C96ByyGxnHU