It looks like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has also gotten swept up in the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” as the Republican recently posted a video of his kids dumping ice water over his head on Facebook.
The video went up on Tuesday, and it features two Christie’s kids dumping ice water over his head in an effort to raise awareness for ALS. Over the weekend, Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, also did the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been gaining enormous popularity on Facebook over the last several days. Participants of the challenge must dump a bucket of ice water over their heads while being filmed, and then must nominate a few friends to do the same.
Although it sounds ridiculous, it is actually for a good cause. The point of the seemingly silly activity is to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
After being nominated in a video, the nominees have 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice water over their heads as well or donate $100 to an ALS organization. In her video, Ethel Kennedy nominated President Obama, who decided to donate money to an ALS organization.
Gov. Chris Christie explains in his video that he was nominated by Scott O’Neil, who is the CEO of the New Jersey Devils. He then nominates three people: Democratic New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon.
The ALS Foundation has said that since July 29, it has raised $4 million because of the “Ice Bucket Challenge.”