Trinity’s Interim President & Cabinet Accept Ice Bucket Challenge
Thursday, 21 August 2014
This week, the President’s Cabinet at Trinity Christian College accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The nationwide challenge involves making a small donation to the ALS Association, the national non-profit organization committed to fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and pouring a bucket of ice water over your head or donating $100.
Trinity’s Interim President Liz Rudenga, Ph.D., accepted the challenge from Director of Admissions Jeremy Klyn ’02. Klyn, whose wife Jodi lost her mother to the disease five years ago, challenged Rudenga and the President’s Cabinet as a way of showing continuing support to Jodi as she continues her own efforts to raise money by running with the ALS team at the Chicago Marathon in October.
President’s Cabinet members gathered outside of the library on August 20, were doused with icy water, and individually passed along the challenge to others on campus.
The thousands participating have filled Facebook newsfeeds with hundreds of videos, and the challenge has raised $41.8 million in donations compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year, according to the ALS website.
Thanks to Connor Cunningham ’16 of Lemont, Illinois, for taking the video of the President’s Cabinet.
The physical education department, inspired by the President’s Cabinet, has started a new wave of the ALS Challenge on campus. The department will be donating to ALS by sponsoring Trinity alumni who are running on the ALS team in the Chicago Marathon.
The physical education department challenges the admissions department!
Do you accept the challenge?