UPDATE: Andrew Romanoff has graciously accepted the challenge and is looking for folks to nominate. Have a favorite politician? Suggest it to him via Twitter.
— Team Coffman (@TeamCoffman2014) August 21, 2014
If you haven’t seen the ice bucket challenge all over Facebook and beyond, you must be living under a rock. Just in case you don’t know what we’re talking about, here’s the gist. It’s a viral campaign to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), perhaps more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a devastating progressive degenerative neurological disease. Most patients survive just two to five years after diagnosis. Those challenged with the Ice Bucket Challenge either have 24 hours to dump a bucket of ice over their heads or donate $100 to the ALS Association. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman was nominated. The video below shows him accepting it. He has now nominated his challenger, Andrew Romanoff. Coffman was a good sport, even agreeing to donate one dollar for every “like” his post receives. Will Romanoff take him up on the challenge?
From Coffman’s challenge to Romanoff:
“Hi, everyone, I’m Mike Coffman and I’m running for re-election to Congress from Colorado’s Sixth District.I was challenged by Jenny Ly to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I wanted to have the opportunity to participate in such a great cause to raise awareness and funds to combat this terrible disease. ALS affects tens of thousands of Americans and their families every year. I hope this ALS challenge plays a part in bringing us closer to a cure. In addition to completing the challenge, I also will be donating one dollar for every like this video receives. Let’s help get the word out about ALS. To learn more about this disease, I encourage you to visit www.alsa.org.
In the spirit of forming a united front to fight this disease, I nominate my opponent Andrew Romanoff. You have 24 hours to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. I hope you can join me in raising awareness for ALS.”