Pols, Cops, Jakes and Paramedics Take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

As JP City Councilor Matt O'Malley points out in his video accepting the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money to cure ALS, the meme has taken over Facebook walls all over Boston. You know the drill by now: People and organizations challenge one another to either dump ice water over their heads or donate to efforts to stop ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Whether you've taken an icy bath this week or not, you can donate to the Pete Frates Fund, named for the Boston College athlete who has been living with the disease since 2012. Here are some other JP and Boston celebrities taking the challenge:

Mayor Marty Walsh

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Post by Marty Walsh. Boston Emergency Medical Services

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Posters for various JP Music Festival Fundraisers

Before It Raises the Roof, Here’s How the JP Music Festival Raises the Money

Running a free community event like the JP Music Festival is great fun — even behind the scenes. The festival itself brings together the people of JP and Boston (and many Brooklinites sneak over the border) to celebrate great, local, live music. Every year the thousands of people who come discover just how much amazing musical talent lives and works in our ‘hood. As a group of JP residents (okay, a couple of us have migrated to Dorchester), part of the fun of putting on a free community event is raising the money to pull it all off. The committee is led by Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan as co-producers and the festival committee is currently Margie Nicoll, Kellie Cardone, Justin McCarthy, Ferris Mueller, and Charles McEnerney.

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