By Kari Eakins – 19 Aug ’14
If Governor Matt Mead is nervous about today’s Primary Election, he didn’t let it show as he let his kids douse him with ice water for the ALS ice bucket challenge. Videos of the challenge has saturated social media over the last couple of weeks, which has been raising awareness about ALS and raising money for research to help find a cure for the disease.
“I am proud to support ALS research across the globe. My wife Carol and I will make a donation to further this effort,” Governor Mead said. “Wyoming is well known for its scenery, but few know that the state is home to leading research into ALS and Alzheimer’s Disease. I thank Dr. Cox and his colleagues for their work and for raising awareness about this campaign to find treatments and a cure for ALS.”
Dr. Paul Cox, from the Institute for Ethnomedicine based in Jackson, had issued the challenge to Mead. In his video, Mead challenged the governors of South Dakota and Montana before two buckets of ice water were poured on his head.