WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) – Purdue University President Mitch Daniels took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday with the university’s All-American Marching Band.
Watch the YouTube video here:
Afterwards, the former governor of Indiana challenged all meteorologists in Lafayette and Indianapolis to also dump a bucket of ice water on their heads. Daniels said he and his wife will donate to ALS research for each one of the meteorologists who choose to take the challenge.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has quickly gained national attention with thousands of videos going viral every day. For each person who dumps a bucket of ice water on their heads, they then nominate several others to do the challenge within 24 hours, or donate money to The ALS Association.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
The challenge aims to raise awareness for ALS by using the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge and #strikeoutals.
Several 24-Hour News 8 personalities have already taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Click here to watch 24-Hour News 8 reporter Jeff Wagner’s video.