The Ice Bucket Stops with Obama

Image: The Ice Bucket Stops with Obama (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 05:01 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The bucket stops with President Barack Obama.

Instead of pouring cold water over his head, Obama has poured it on the idea of becoming the highest-profile participant of the ice bucket challenge.

The dare is sweeping the country and has raised more than $40 million for the ALS Association and raised awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

The challenge asks people to post videos of themselves being doused with cold water and publicly call on others to do the same within 24 hours, or donate $100 to the association.

Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old Kennedy family matriarch, tagged Obama to participate after recently soaking herself at her family's Massachusetts compound, knowing the president was vacationing nearby.

Obama participated financially by donating an undisclosed sum.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Sought Immigration Order for 'Fullest Extent' of His Legal Authority

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 22:11 PM

Months before his landmark announcement about executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama entered into disc . . .

Rick Perry Revs Up Campaign for 2016

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 21:33 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will spend his last month in office meeting with more than 500 major GOP bundlers and donors in De . . .

Pope Francis Heads to Istanbul in Symbolic Visit

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 21:21 PM

Pope Francis on Saturday heads to Istanbul for the second leg of his first trip to Turkey, in a richly-symbolic visit se . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved