The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made its way to Lexington’s financial district. On Friday, August 29th, eleven bank presidents, several Lexington business executives, and several other brave volunteers accepted the challenge at Cheapside Park. “It just speaks volumes of Lexington,” said event organizer Paul Chartier. “In one week we can come together and have a crazy, stupid event and have leaders in our community not say no to this and run to the front of the line and want to do it; it’s fantastic.”
The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. “ALS is a neurological degenerative disease that basically attacks all of your voluntary muscles which ends up 100 percent fatal in all of our patients,” said Jennifer Houston of the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter.