Below is a press release from the Wilmington Rotary Club:
WILMINGTON, MA — After a years absence, the Wilmington Rotary Club is pleased to announce that the next Community Ice Bucket Challenge will be held at Rotary Park on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Starting at 10:00 am, everyone is invited to enjoy the pleasure of dumping a bucket of ice water over their head!
As in years past, all donations in any amount will be forwarded to the Angel Fund of Wakefield. The Angel Fund is committed to finding a cure for A. L. S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, research. Through the work of Dr. Robert Brown at UMass Medical Center, progress towards finding a cure. While progress has been made, the cure isn’t yet been achieved and additional funds are still needed.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a neurological disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical functions eventually resulting in death. Unfortunately too many Wilmington families, as have all communities, have been touched by A.L.S. Funding for further research is so very critical as the possible cure could also have an impact on other neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.
We welcome your participation with Wilmington Rotary members of Saturday, August 28th to take the Challenge. There will be plenty of buckets, ice and water. Please bring a donation in any amount and all monies collected will be donated to further research. To date the Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $ 25,000. for this important cause.
If you’re unable to join us on the 28th, donations may be mailed to Wilmington Rotary Club, PO Box 503, Wilmington, Ma. 01887 or you may donate on line at https//theangelfund.org and reference “Wilmington Rotary Club” in the message section.
Thank you and don’t forget a towel!