Obama Rejects ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Will Donate To Charity Instead

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WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — President Barack Obama will not dump a bucket of ice water over his head for the increasingly viral video Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead, Obama has opted to donate $100 to the charity fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ethel Kennedy, 86, the oldest living member of the famous family, challenged Obama over the weekend to accept the challenge to pour a bucket of iced water over his head in a video that aims to raise awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Instead, Obama opted to make a donation directly to an ALS charity this week following his visit to Martha’s Vineyard.

“The President appreciates Mrs. Kennedy thinking of him for the challenge – though his contribution to this effort will be monetary,” the White House told the Boston Globe. “The President will be making a donation to an ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) charity this week.”

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