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Local mountie takes a plunge for ALS research

Const. Kris Clark took up the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS research.
August 22, 2014 - 3:44 PM

KELOWNA – Const. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP made a splash Friday afternoon, in support of ALS research.

Clark was nominated by a host of a local radio station earlier this week to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation that is raising money and awareness for ALS research.

Clark says he wanted his challenge to stand out, so rather than having a bucket of ice water dropped from above, he put himself into a dunk tank supplied by Avalon Party Rentals.

“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,” he says. “So I found the biggest bucket I could.”

As the crowd of 30 people counted down, Clark, dressed in his uniform, braced for the drop.

“It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting,” he said, drying his uniform with a towel.  “This is about raising funds but also awareness of a terrible disease that affects not only the person who is diagnosed but their families as well.”

Clark also made an donation to ALS Canada and urged others to do the same.

He nominated the newest member of the Kelowna Regional Detachment senior management team S/Sgt. Gord Stewart and the assistant managers of the Red Devils FC.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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