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HCPSS Superintendent and HCPD Chief To Get Iced in Support of ALS

August 13th, 2014

Joining in on the nationwide craze, Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee Foose and Howard County Police Department Chief Gary Gardner will participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.

In the ice bucket challenge, participants are dared to dump a bucket of ice on their head and make a donation to the ALS Association. They then challenge someone else to do the same. Challenges have gone viral on social media, and have raised millions of dollars for ALS awareness and research in less than one month.

Superintendent Foose was challenged on Twitter by a student and readily accepted to have a bucket of ice poured on her head. She also will donate $100 to the ALS Association in support of those impacted by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Foose contacted Chief Gary Gardner in a friendly challenge to join her and he gladly accepted. Chief Gardner will make a $100 donation in memory of Howard County Police Lieutenant Angus Park, who died of ALS in 1991.