WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Anchors Jan Jeffcoat and Derek McGinty took on The Ice Bucket Challenge Friday.

Derek had been challenged by reporter Nikki Burdine, and Jan had been challenged by First Alert Meteorologist Topper Shutt.

The two stepped up to the bucket during Friday night's 11 p.m. newscast.

The goal of the Ice Bucket Challenge is to raise awareness for ALS. The challenge is in honor of Pete Frates who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. For more information about Frates and the foundation go to: http://petefrates.com/

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Visit: http://www.alsa.org/ to find out how you can get involved and how to donate to the cause.

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