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Dunkings Target ALS Research

The weather was hot and perfect Wednesday for the ice bucket challenge. One of them took on an extraordinary meaning.
/ Source: wowt.com

The weather was hot and perfect Wednesday for the ice bucket challenge. One of them took on an extraordinary meaning.

We were on hand as a crowd of employees at First National Bank prepared to get dunked to help raise money for ALS research.

The soaking was personal for First National’s Chris Tonniges. He came up with the idea of doing this. Two-and-a-half years ago his father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Chris said, "This event just shows that, yeah, we really are a close-knit family and to have this many people out here willing to get wet on a day like today with ice cold water it means a lot."

With some help from two stories up, the water came down.

Events like this one have raised more than $30 million for research into the disease.