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
"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.
can continue to donate at:
Watch the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges
MAYOR THOMAS J.
SUPERINTENDENT DR. MICHAEL POPP
APD CHIEF GREG THOMAS
AFD ASST. CHIEF DON DAVIDS
CHIEF COMM. SERV. OFFICER DAN BARREIRO
AHA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KEITH GREGORY
BEACON NEWS SENIOR COLUMNIST DENISE CROSBY
& MEMBERS OF JOSHUA'S FAMILY
members can continue to donate: