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Raimondo Takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge' To Fight ALS

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo took the ice bucket challenge Tuesday afternoon on the Statehouse steps. Alongside half a dozen Rhode Island...

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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Raimondo and other local politicians take the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' outside of the Rhode Island Statehouse
Raimondo and other local politicians take the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' outside of the Rhode Island Statehouse