MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation also continues to sweep through the CBS4 Newsroom.
First, CBS4 News anchors Rick Folbaum, Irika Sargant and Eliott Rodriguez completed the challenge.
Friday morning, it was the morning team’s turn.
During the broadcast Friday morning, CBS4 Morning Show anchor Rhiannon Ally and Walter Makaula aired their videos which showed them completing the chilly challenge along with Meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez and Traffic Reporter Vanessa Borge.
Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer and Sports Anchor Jim Berry have also taken the challenge.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $42 million to support research into Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks nerve cells and can lead to complete paralysis and death. Average life expectancy is two to five years after diagnosis, according to the ALS Association.
The challenge calls on people to post videos on social media of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads — or having someone else handle the chilly chore. They also have to publicly name others to do the same thing within 24 hours or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many people do both.
The challenge has been a real boon to the association which said it had received $41.8 million in donations as of Thursday, compared with $2.1 million between July 29 and Aug. 21 last year.
To donate to The ALS Association Florida Chapter, go to www.ALSAFL.org.
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