ABC2's Kelly Swoope and Christian Schaffer accepted ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BALTIMORE - It all started with ABC2's Megan Knight. 

Knight challenged her fellow Good Morning Maryland crew to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral phenomenon that has netted about $1 million and raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and care. Knight also pledged $100 to the ALS Association, in addition to dousing herself with freezing cold water. 
The national office of the ALS Association has received $2.3 million in donations, compared with $25,000 during the same time frame last year, spokesman Greg Cash said.

Morning show anchor Charley Crowson, alongside meteorologist Lynette Charles and traffic reporter Lauren Cook nominated ABC2 News meteorologists Wyatt Everhart, Mike Masco and Adrienne Green as well as night show anchors Kelly Swoope, Jamie Costello and reporter Christian Schaffer. Cook went outside of the ABC2 family nominated Gov. Martin O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore's Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr. 

Lynette Charles's reaction is priceless . (See below)

So far, Swoope and Schaffer have accepted the challenge. (See video above

"This is so important to help people with ALS -- Shonda and O.J. Brigance, good friends of mine. So I'm willing to take this ice for that cause," Swoope said. 

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Schaffer and Swoope together nominated: 

ABC2's newest reporters Catherine Hawley and Katrina Bush, as well as cross-town Baltimore news friends Megan Pringle, George Lettis and Karen Parks, as well as Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos.


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