LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Friday, Sept. 5, Harrison came together in true community fashion to help others and have fun at the same time. Willing staff members, and students in grades 1-5, accepted Harrison Principal Cindy Healy’s Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise funds for ALS research.

So far, the ice Bucket Challenge has helped the charity raise more than a hundred million dollars for the A.L.S. Association, which supports research and care for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Harrison students donated $1 each to the cause and for a chance dump a cup of ice water on their heads.

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After donating money, they gathered on the blacktop and doused themselves with water, while other staff and students—including the entire Kindergarten Family—cheered them on.

Take a look at the video, and then be sure to scroll down to see some photos. What a cool way to end the first week of school on a hot and humid Friday afternoon and a great start to a new school year.