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13abc's Lissa Guyton takes part in Ice Bucket Challenge

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People from all over the country have been taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. It began sweeping the nation earlier this summer and it involves dumping a bucket of ice water on your head as well as making a donation to the ALS Association. The challenge has gone viral on social media. Everyone from politicians to movie stars and athletes to everyday people are taking part. 

Like a lot of you, 13abc's Lissa Guyton was invited to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. Unfortunately, because she was at work today she was not able to be doused with a huge bucket of ice water. Instead she wanted to help raise awareness and research money to fight this horrible disease. 13abc videographer Shane Gerome did manage to surprise Lissa at the end of the interview by tossing a small bucket of water on her. 

Nicole Krejci from the Northern Ohio chapter of the ALS Association says, while everyone is having a lot of fun, it has also helped raise millions of dollars for the ALS Association. "Nationally we have brought in about 15 million compared to 1.5 million at this same time last year. In the Northern Ohio Chapter we have raised $60,000 in just the last few weeks thanks to the challenge. We are so grateful for the attention this challenge has drawn to our efforts. We also have a walk on October 5th at The University of Toledo to raise money for our Northern Ohio Chapter." 

Click here for all the information you'll need to get involved with the ALS Association.



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