Mayor Thomas J. Weisner and other community leaders take the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Everybody seems to be taking the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.  Aurora's Mayor Thomas J. Weisner was joined by a group of community leaders to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday in support of Aurora teen, Joshua Rogers, who is battling ALS. (See videos below).  "Please dig into your pockets and give. All together as a community, we can make Joshua's future bright," Mayor Weisner told the crowd of 150 people who participated in the fundraising event that raised thousands of dollars.   I am so proud to say I live in Aurora, Illinois!

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS AURORA TEEN WITH ALS
Mayor and community leaders take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Mayor Weisner visited Joshua 
at his home last week. 
Mayor Weisner was joined by a group of community leaders to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday in support of Aurora teen, Joshua Rogers, who is battling ALS. (See videos below)  

"Please dig into your pockets and give. All together as a community, we can make Joshua's future bright," Mayor Weisner told the crowd of 150 people who participated in the fundraising event that raised thousands of dollars.  

Community leaders joining Mayor Weisner in the challenge included: East Aurora Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Popp,  Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas, Aurora Fire Assistant Chief Don Davids, City of Aurora Chief Community Services Officer Dan Barriero, Aurora Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Gregory, and Chicago Sun-Times Senior Columnist Denise Crosby. Members of Joshua's family, including his mother and sister, also opted in for the challenge.  

"I'm just so thankful to everyone for helping me. This means a lot," said an emotional Joshua. 

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Watch the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges below: 

MAYOR THOMAS J. WEISNER
Mayor Weisner takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



SUPERINTENDENT DR. MICHAEL POPP 
Dr. Mike Popp, Superintendent of D131, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



APD CHIEF GREG THOMAS
AFD ASST. CHIEF DON DAVIDS
CHIEF COMM. SERV. OFFICER DAN BARREIRO
APD Chief, AFD Asst. Chief, COA Comm. Serv. Chief Take the Challenge


AHA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KEITH GREGORY
AHA Executive Director, Keith Gregory, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


BEACON NEWS SENIOR COLUMNIST DENISE CROSBY
& MEMBERS OF JOSHUA'S FAMILY 
Denise Crosby and Rogers Family Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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