CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Town of Cortlandt came together on Thursday, Aug. 28, to raise money for a good cause.
At Town Hall, 35 people became the latest to take the ice bucket challenge, pouring a bucket of cold water over their heads to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $100 million for ALS.
Cortlandt was challenged by the Village of Buchanan.
"Let's hope those that are afflicted and work to find a cure," Supervisor Linda Puglisi said.
Participants stood in a circle with the person who was dumped with ice water dumping it on the next person.
"It was really cold," Puglisi said. "There was a lot of ice. But it was a lot of fun."
Puglisi said she knows people with similar muscular diseases like muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis and was happy to take part.
"We have a wonderful team," Puglisi said. "This shows what the community is all about."
Puglisi said she was going to take a hot shower.
Mayor Leo Wiegman and Deputy Mayor Ann Gallelli represented the Village of Croton-on-Hudson in taking the challenge.
"I thought it was refreshing," Wiegman said after getting doused with cold water. "It's important to it collectively as a community and to show solidarity."
Wiegman said Croton was a generous community that comes together for various causes.
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