Taking the #IceBucketChallengeby jmaloni
Celebrities. Athletes. Politicians. Your friends and family members.
Just about everybody, it seems, has taken part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness - and funds - for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." To date, more than $40 million has been donated.
The initiative has been fueled by social media. One person challenges another person, or a group of people, and that person or group then has 24 hours to take an ice bath, of sorts, or make a $100 donation to the ALS Association. Many participants choose to do both.
Click here to watch Sentinel reporter Joshua Maloni take the "Ice Bucket Challenge," and to find a link to donate.
Above, Ed Wojcik, Tammy Johnston and Duffy Johnston took the plunge Thursday in front of the Ontario House in Youngstown. (photo by Aaron Dey)
Above, Lewiston Dance Center owner Rachel Novelli issued the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to dance studio instructors at her school. They completed the challenge Wednesday outside of her second location, Grand Island Dance Center.
Pictured, from left: Kathy Abbondanza, Cori Raybon, Kayla Fyfe, Patti Meyer and Laura Brodie. (photo by Larry Austin)