Taking the challenge

Story and photos by Bob Sofaly

The Community Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS — sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, the city of Beaufort and Main Street Beaufort, USA — was held under the pavilion at Henry C. Chamber Waterfront Park on Thursday, August 21 at 3 p.m.

Local businesses, civic leaders and even Beaufort’s own chief of police were on hand to get doused with ice water to help raise  awareness and money to help fight ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Participants brought their own buckets and were filled with ice and water, courtesy of the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department.

According to the ALS Association’s website, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $70 million nationwide.

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