Soaking my head for ALS awareness

Thanks to my friend Dave Mitchell for nominating me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Who knew it could get so chilly at the Gibbons Park splash pad?

I’ve nominated current Ward 6 councillor Nancy Branscombe and London Food Bank co-directors Glen Pearson and Jane Roy to take the next chilly plunge. I really hope they take up the challenge and show London the fun side of being a community leader.  Watch the video of my dunking here:

As silly as these videos can get, it’s important to remember what this is all about – a disease that affects thousands of lives each year. Here are some quick facts:
  • Amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • It is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasms, muscle atrophy, and difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing. 
  • The disease affects over 30,000 in North America
  • Famous patients include baseball legend Lou Gehrig, guitarist Jason Becker, and physicist Stephen Hawking
  • Donations support ALS research can be made at or

Please support this worthy cause!