Polish leader donates to avoid the ice bucket

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk has spurned the ice bucket but says he has made a donation equivalent to $100 to a fund-raising campaign to help people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable degenerative disease that causes paralysis and death.

Initiated in July for the U.S. ALS Association, the "ice bucket challenge" has gone global and is generating tens of millions of dollars each week to help patients with ALS.

A person challenged is given 24 hours to donate $100 or take a cold shower. Challenged this week by soccer goalie Wojciech Szczesny, Tusk tweeted to say he was donating to Poland's ALS charity, the Dignitas Dolentium Association.

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