WASHINGTON, August 23, 2014 – Mitt Romney is one of the latest persons to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, and his buddy Paul Ryan was there for the assist. And in no better place than Chicago, where they were appearing for a for a Romney-moderated interview about Ryan’s new book.
Romney challenged his wife Ann and actor Jason Sudeikis to take up the challenge. The clock is ticking!
Ann, who has Multiple Scolorisis took the challenge, and we got to hear her laugh!
Ann said: Thanks to Mitt Romney for nominating me to take the #IceBucketChallenge and a sincere thanks to Pete Frates for all he’s doing to raise awareness to #StrikeOutALS.
I nominate my doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Howard Weiner and my good friends Diane Sawyer, Neil Cavuto, and Jan Ebeling – you have 24 hours to accept the challenge!
Jason Sudakis also took the challenge, earning props for the longest Ice Bucket Challenge drenching:
And he nominated Rupert Murdoch among others.
According to the ALS Great New York Chapter Website:
On Friday, August 22nd, The ALS Association’s national office and its 38 chapters have received a combined $53.3 million in donations compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 22). These donations have come from existing donors and 637,527 new donors to The Association. The Greater New York Chapter itself has seen a tremendous increase in donations during this same time period receiving $2.2 million versus $97,000 in 2013. The Chapter also had 63 new teams sign up for our two fall Walks to Defeat ALS.