(PIX11) — From celebrities to news anchors to politicians, it seems as if everyone is joining in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
This time, a father with ALS joined in on the fun with his daughter to help raise awareness for the condition he suffers from himself.
“I can’t stand by and watch everyone put ice on their heads without joining in myself,” Kreg Palko said in the video. “Thank you everyone on behalf of all of us who have ALS. Thank you.”
Kreg Palko used to be active in hiking, skiing and surfing, but fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease for the past two years has taken that away from him, his daughter, Gabriella, wrote on her Facebook.
The ‘cool’ summer game has yielded some red-hot results: the ALS Association has raised almost $7.6 million in donations between July 29 and Aug. 14. The organization raised just $1.4 million in the same time period last year.
We’re guessing there are a lot of people who don’t want to dump a gigantic bucket of ice on their heads and would rather cough up the $100 instead. We salute your cowardice!
And below, another dad with ALS, 50-year-old Steve Broas, and his daughter, Abby, nominated New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning for the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Needless to say, the younger Manning brother accepted the challenge.
Watch the full video of Eli Manning, Giants’ Coach Tom Coughlin and more Giants accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge on Giants.com.