Morning team braces for the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS



Posted on August 13, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 14 at 6:29 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.  --  As part of the Project Inspire Campaign, KREM 2 News is raising awareness about deadly ALS with the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The national face of the terminal disease, former Gonzaga Prep, WSU and NFL star Steve Gleason, took the awareness to a new level on Tuesday.

SLOW MOTION: Ice Bucket Challenge

WATCH: KREM's Darnay Tripp takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Steve upped the ante by doing it naked.  Then he challenged others to do it as well, as long they were donating money to help find a cure and raise awareness about the terminal, muscle-wasting disease.

While Steve Gleason is the most famous ALS patient advocating for awareness and a cure for the disease, he didn't start the Ice Bucket Challenge.

It was the idea of an ALS patient from the Boston area.

Peter Frates challenged people to dump a bucket of ice water on your head and donate $10 to fight ALS.

If you're too chicken to take the ice bath, Frates asks you to donate $100..

CONNECT: Donate to Team Gleason

The challenge has picked up momentum in NFL training camps and with celebrities in the last week.

Now KREM 2 anchors and reporters have taken the challenge and asked local college football coaches and community leaders to do the same.

Donations should go to Team Gleason, the non-profit organization Steve founded to raise awareness and help find a cure.