TV5’s Caitlin Burchill Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

If you haven’t heard of this chilly challenge yet, you soon will.

It’s the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.”

UMaine Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper got in on the challenge.

So have professional athletes, celebrities, and maybe some of your friends on Facebook.

Friends dare each other through social media to dump buckets of ice water over their heads and post the videos online to raise awareness of ALS and to support those affected by the disease.

The videos have gone viral and, about 200 folks in Boston got together Thursday to take the challenge.

ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Presently, there is no cure.

The challenge started in honor of former Boston College baseball player 29-year-old Pete Frates, who has ALS.

After you’re nominated, and complete the challenge, you pick three friends to do it.

TV5’s Caitlin Burchill was nominated and accepted the challenge¬†(the video is above).

To learn more about Frates, ALS, and the challenge, you can go to his website or Facebook page.

There you can also find links to donate to ALS research.