KELOWNA- Constable Kris Clark took the plunge after being nominated by a local radio station.
Clarke created a unique challenge – instead of pouring water on his head, he was dunked into a bucket of ice.
“After watching countless videos of the ice bucket challenge and learning more about the disease, I wanted to make the biggest impact I possibly could, so I found the biggest bucket I could,” Clarke said.
After making a donation to ALS Canada he encouraged other’s to get involved, including Staff Sergeant Gord Stewart.
Stewart followed Clark into the chilly water.
Clark hopes that his challenge will inspire others to donate to ALS Canada in order to help them reach their fundraising goal of three million dollars.
“ALS is a terrible disease and has a devastating effect on those living with ALS, their families and loved ones. This campaign is bringing awareness and much needed funding to combat the disease,” Clark said.
Since the Ice Bucket Challenge started earlier this summer, more than 55 million dollars has been raised across North America to fund ALS research.