Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by his colleague, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the ice bucket challenge, the viral fund-raising gambit that's raised millions to combat ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He's joined the legion of celebrities, politicians, athlete's and ordinary folk who have doused themselves with buckets of ice to support the research and treatment supported by the ALS Association. He's following the lead of folks including former President George W. Bush, who, after being soaked by Former First Lady Laura Bush, extended the challenge to former President Bill Clinton. It might sound silly, but according to the ALS Association web site, the campaign had raised more than $31 million by Wednesday
With his own frigid shower, Mr. Doyle earned the right to send the challenge along and he decided to extend it to county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, state Sen. Jay Costa and Mayor Billl Peduto. Fitzgerald and Costa said they would meet the challenge Thursday with a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the courtyard of the County Courthouse. Mr. Peduto did not immediately respond to a question on whether ther was ice in his forecast.
Here's Doyle's dunking: