Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo took the ice bucket challenge Tuesday afternoon on the Statehouse steps. Alongside half a dozen Rhode Island politicians, Raimondo dumped more than three gallons of icy water on her head to raise money for ALS research.
The ice bucket challenge is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about ALS and fund research for a cure.
Raimondo took the challenge from Massachussetts Governor Charlie Baker. She has now challenged House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed to take up the cause.
Organizers say the ice bucket stunts have raised more than $100 million to find a cure for ALS since the challenge went viral over a year ago.
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