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Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 20, 2014
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN Several local people took part in the challenge Tuesday, including Iowa State Bank CEO Dave Eastburn, seen here being doused by his Iowa State Bank co-workers outside the downtown office. Eastburn said his son challenged him to donate $100 to ALS research. He said he had a good friend who died from ALS in 2008 named Wally Hilgenberg, who played football at the University of Iowa and in the National Football League. Eastburn challenged three others to complete the challenge, including Fairfield resident Arvin Bogaards.

A craze is sweeping the nation, and it has now reached Fairfield. That craze is the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which consists of being doused in a bucket of ice water to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Once the person agrees to be doused in ice water, he or she challenges another person to complete the challenge within 24 hours. Typically, the people challenged donate money to the ALS Association or other ALS charities, and in some versions of the game, they must donate double the amount requested if they don’t complete the challenge in the 24-hour limit. Participants usually record the procedure and post it on social media to prove they’ve done it.

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