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President rejects ice bucket challenge, will donate instead

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

You won't see the President of the United States dumping a bucket of ice over his head any time soon, but that doesn't mean he isn't supporting the cause of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Washington Times reports the President rejected Ethel Kennedy's challenge, and will instead donate $100 to a charity fighting Lou Gehrig's disease.

The 86-year-old Kennedy challenged President Obama in the tail end of a viral video- one of a series from celebrities and public figures raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

The Boston Globe's Matt Viser tweeted this response to Kennedy's challenge:

"The President appreciates Mrs. Kennedy thinking of him for the challenge- though his contribution to this effort will be monetary. The President will be making a donation to an ALS charity this week."

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