Kenesaw Booster Club raises money for ALS

ALS patient Richard Landry pulls the rope to dump a bucket
of ice water on Tristana Hamilton during a booster event for
Kenesaw Public Schools Tuesday.

KENESAW — While thousands of people in the nation have been taking ice bucket challenges to help fund ALS research, this one was different.

Richard Landry, 50, is a resident of the Haven Home nursing center in Kenesaw who suffers with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

As the Kenesaw Booster Club served its annual fall sports kick-off barbecue Tuesday night, Landry was being honored as an ALS sufferer in the community by a competitive ice bucket challenge at the town park.

Landry was the official “ice bucket executioner” and, after dumping buckets of ice water on five volunteers, he said he wanted to do it, too.

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