I Took the Ice Bucket Challenge and Called Out Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Others
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' is one of the fastest growing social media phenomenon in years. Country singers, actors, sports figures, TV hosts and now DJs are stepping up.
The #IceBucketChallenge benefits the ALS Association, who raise money for research and patient services, promote awareness about and advocates on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
According to the ALS Association website,
Between July 29 and August 12, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. The ALS Association is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from those people who have been doused, made a donation, or both. Contributions further The Association’s mission to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease.
I've seen videos of Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, 'The Voice' host Carson Daily, actor Mickey Rourke, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Martha Stewart and more take the challenge so this thing is pretty much as viral as it gets at this point.
I was called out by Greg Thomas of our sister station B101.7 yesterday so I gladly took the challenge. Here's the result... Notice the look of joy on Scott Shepherd's face as he slowly, s-l-o-w-l-y pours the ice water over my head.