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Ethel Kennedy takes 'ice bucket challenge,' challenges Obama

news.yahoo.com Published: August 12, 2014
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Ethel Kennedy, the 86-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, took the so-called "ice bucket challenge" at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., over the weekend, and dared President Barack Obama — who is vacationing on nearby Martha’s Vineyard — to do the same, according to Yahoo News.


"Welcome to Cape Cod, President Obama," Kennedy said in a video of the stunt posted to Facebook on Monday by her son, Max, before a small bucket of ice water was dumped on her head. "I nominate you."


The ice bucket challenge is part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, the degenerative condition better known Lou Gehrig's Disease, with participants posting videos of themselves doused in ice-cold water — and subsequently nominating someone else to either follow or donate to an ALS charity.



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