Across the country it’s Ice Bucket Challenged accepted.
From Oprah to actors and athletes to Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, the country’s latest viral craze supports a bigger cause; raising awareness and money to fight Lou Gerhig’s Disease, ALS.
Since it took off just last month, the ice bucket challenge has raised more than $10 million dollars for the ALS foundation.
And Chicago celebs and Illinois politicians are also getting in on the icy action.
At Chicago’s Air and Water show Sunday, the Blackhawks’ own Jim Cornelison got iced. And Gov Pat Quinn took the challenge too. Even Chicago’s Very Own Lourdes Duarte stepped up.
It’s a 21st century virtual chain letter, raising money for a disease with no cure and very few treatments.