Puerto Rico Governor Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Ricky Martin

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Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla became the first Caribbean leader to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday.

The challenge sees participants dump buckets of cold ice water over their heads in an effort to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative disease. Those who perform the challenge the nominate others to do the same, and Garcia Padilla nominated Puerto Rican music star Ricky Martin and Puerto Rican lawmaker Jaime Perello Borras.

The ice bucket campaign has been among the most successful internet charity campaigns in history.

It has been taking the Internet by storm, and Garcia Padilla pitched in himself on Sunday with help from a local firefighting station in Puerto Rico.

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