STRATFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the latest Connecticut politician to get doused with ice water to increase awareness about a debilitating disease.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman poured the frigid mixture over Malloy’s head after he finished the MADD Dash 5K road race. It’s part of the “ice bucket challenge,” launched by the ALS Foundation to raise money to fight ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
After winning last week’s Republican gubernatorial primary, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley had a bucket of ice water poured over his head by his primary rival, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. McKinney previously participated in the challenge.
Foley called on Malloy to also take part in the ice bucket challenge. A Malloy campaign spokesman said the governor received multiple challenges.
CBS 2’s Chris Wragge and Mary Calvi took the ice bucket challenge earlier this week to raise awareness for ALS.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- Federal Investigators Seek Answers In Deadly NJ TRANSIT Train Crash In Hoboken
- Commuters Find Alternatives After NJ TRANSIT Train Crash
- NJ TRANSIT Engineer Involved In Deadly Hoboken Train Crash Identified
- Woman Who Died In NJ TRANSIT Crash Recently Moved To Hoboken From Brazil
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)