Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane dumps ice on own head - for charity

08/12/2014 10:14 AM

08/12/2014 10:15 AM

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane took an icy bath this week for ALS awareness.

In a video posted to YouTube Monday night, McFarlane takes the “ice bucket challenge,” dumping a bucket of ice on her own head. She’s the latest to join the viral trend that’s been all over social media.

The mayor accepted the challenge from former WNCN anchorman Penn Holderness, who also asked Gov. Pat McCrory to join him in the frigid fun. McCrory – or whoever runs his Twitter account – didn’t respond.

And McFarlane passed the challenge on to counterparts around North Carolina. She ends the video by daring Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain.

Kleinschmidt and Swain both immediately accepted McFarlane’s challenge and said on Twitter that they’ll be icing themselves on Tuesday.

People named in an ice bucket challenge do have an alternative. They can instead make a donation to support ALS research.

Watch the video below:

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