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The following article was posted on August 27th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 25 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 25

Iced for ALS

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM


PHOTO BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Assistant Superintendent John Davis gleefully dumps a bucket of ice water on Superintendent Mark Richardson on Aug. 22. Richardson took the ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ice bucket challenge-—a social media campaign that challenges participants to donate to the ALS Association or record a video where they are being doused in ice. The ALS Association received $79.7 million between July 29 and Aug. 25 of this year, compared with $2.5 million for the same timeline last year. Richardson was challenged by Geri Coats, an English teacher at Ernest Righetti High School, and David Dennis from Taft Union High School in Taft and challenged the principals at the district’s four high schools.