Town of Cortlandt Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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Supervisor Linda Puglisi gets a bucket of ice water dumped over her to raise money for ALS.
Supervisor Linda Puglisi gets a bucket of ice water dumped over her to raise money for ALS. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $100 million for ALS.
The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $100 million for ALS. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
The Town of Cortlandt was challenged by the Village of Buchanan.
The Town of Cortlandt was challenged by the Village of Buchanan. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
More than 30 people participated in the challenge.
More than 30 people participated in the challenge. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Croton Mayor Leo Wiegman participated in the challenge.
Croton Mayor Leo Wiegman participated in the challenge. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

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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