Mitch Daniels challenges Indy meteorologists to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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