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The president of Bi-Con Services, Inc. Denny Patterson, was challenged to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, so he and his company decided to take it to the next level.
The Guernsey County company set out just two and a half days ago to attempt to raise $5,000. They ended up with over $19,000 in donations. To match the massive donation, Patterson set out to find a huge bucket of ice water to dump on both him and his staff. They found three back hoes. A chilly Patterson shared his thoughts after the challenge.
"It's a little chilly," Patterson said. "It was definitely an ice bucket challenge. It wasn't just a water bucket challenge. It was a great cause. I can't believe everybody put the money together. "
To make an even bigger splash Patterson announced that Bi-Con will match the donations for a total of over $38,000 raised. He said that there's been people close to Bi-Con that have suffered from cancer, so they are going to split the money between cancer and ALS research.
"They're such terrible deseases, and you just feel for anybody that's going through there, and so to be able to just do a little part of it and to see the support just everybody in the organizations, going out and being able to contribute it's great. It's really good that we can give something back and do something positive. You go to work everyday and wonder if you make a difference, and something like this comes along and you really see that you can."
ALS has raised over $50 million since the ice bucket challenge started going viral just a few weeks ago.