Ice Bucket Challenge: Stepping up and getting soaked is really paying off!

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Entertainers have done it; athletes have done it; and FOX 8's own have done it.

Stepping up and taking the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is really paying off!

According to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter in Independence, the organization has received $15.6 million in donations; that's compared to $1.8 million at the same time last year.

*Watch the video above to see Tracy McCool and her family take the challenge; Melissa Reid also took the challenge LIVE on FOX 8 News at 5 p.m.*

*Watch Melissa's reaction below to the ice-cold challenge*

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