Ice Bucket Challenge Is The Cool New Charity Trend

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Lots of people are cooling off for a good cause this summer, as they pour buckets of ice and freezing water over their heads to raise awareness and money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, also called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

It’s called the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and you may have noticed it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds lately. The idea is to record yourself completing the challenge, then call on someone else to either do the same or donate $100 to a Lou Gehrig’s Disease-based charity.

The reason behind the ice element of the challenge is that ALS sufferers struggle with sensing hot and cold and regulating their temperatures.

This morning, WNEW’s own Brad Freitas took the challenge in the All News 99.1 Baltimore Bureau parking lot. See the results above. Freitas, in turn, challenged afternoon drive anchor Stacy Lyn. Watch to her take the challenge, and pass the torch on to Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt, below.

WNEW’s Brad Freitas contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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