Elmhurst Cops Take an Icy Challenge

Continuing the viral charity contest that’s swept through the nation this summer, officers from the 110th Precinct accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Elmhurst stationhouse. Deputy Inspector Ronald Leyson, the precinct’s commander, led fellow officers in dousing themselves in ice water and committing to pledge funds to the ALS Association for research and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the degenerative neuromuscular condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The challenge craze began this summer and went viral through social media websites such as Facebook, as participants challenged friends, family members and coworkers to donate $25 to the ALS Association and video themselves dumping buckets of water over their heads-or make a larger donation if they choose not to participate.

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