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FOX6 team takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Steve Crocker, Jonathan Hardison, J-P Dice, Janet Hall and Beth Shelburne take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Source: WBRC Steve Crocker, Jonathan Hardison, J-P Dice, Janet Hall and Beth Shelburne take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Source: WBRC
Mike Dubberly challenged Jeh Jeh Pruitt, who accepted and in turn challenged Rick Karle. Source: WBRC video Mike Dubberly challenged Jeh Jeh Pruitt, who accepted and in turn challenged Rick Karle. Source: WBRC video
Vanessa Araiza kicked off the FOX6 Ice Bucket Challenges on Saturday. Source: Vanessa Araiza's Facebook page Vanessa Araiza kicked off the FOX6 Ice Bucket Challenges on Saturday. Source: Vanessa Araiza's Facebook page
Rick Karle takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Rick Karle takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

As the Ice Bucket Challenge swept social media, several members of the FOX6 team got in on the chilly fundraiser for ASL research this week.

Although the challenge says you have to dump a bucket of ice water on your head or donate $100 to an ALS organization, most people who accept the challenge are also choosing to give toward an ALS organization.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the nerves that control muscles. UAB professor and ALS researcher Dr. Peter King says ALS weakens the muscles to the point that people cannot perform daily tasks.

The ALS Association works to care for people who have ALS and their families, and raises funds for research to find a cure for the disease.

The ALS Association says they've received $53.3 million in donations compared to $2.2 million during the same period this time last year (July 29-August 21).

A local ALS organization, the Kevin Turner Foundation, is named after a former Alabama football player who has ALS. His foundation is also working to support research for a cure and awareness about the disease.

In the past week, several FOX6 reporters, anchors and even a meterologist have accepted the challenge, donated toward an ALS organization and passed the challenge on.

On Saturday, Vanessa Araiza accepted the challenge and challenged Steve Crocker, Janet Hall and Jeh Jeh Pruitt.

Mike Dubberly took the Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend and challenged Rick Karle and Jeh Jeh Pruitt.

Jeh Jeh accepted and challenged Rick Karle, who in turn challenged Sheldon Haygood.

On Friday at noon, Steve Crocker, Jonathan Hardison, J-P Dice, Janet Hall and Beth Shelburne all accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge during FOX6 News at Noon.

In turn, they challenged our viewers to give toward the ALS organization of their choice and keep the Ice Bucket Challenge going.

WATCH: Vanessa Araiza accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

WATCH: Rick Karle accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

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