There’s nothing like an ice bucket full of ice and water poured on your head for a good cause! M-DSPD Chief Ian Moffett recently accepted the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

From July 29 to August 27 this year, the ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to the $2.7 million it received during the same period last year. The ice bucket challenge is directly responsible and the ALS Association is extremely thankful for this summer phenomenon that has generated so much money for such a worthy cause.

The ALS Association’s mission is to focus on discovering treatments and eventually a cure for ALS. Additionally, they provide care for people with ALS and their families throughout communities across the nation.

In the video, Chief Moffett says he has also asked his command staff to accept the ice bucket challenge. Perhaps we’ll see a few more videos in the next few days from our brass and attach them to this article!

To make a donation directly to the ALS Association, visit

Published by the Public Information & Community Affairs Office, M-DSPD