Jen Austin Does the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

News Anchor Jen Austin was recently asked to take the ALS challenge by her former co-anchor, Dan Larkin at KIFI in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Austin says bringing awareness to ALS is very important to her family as her grandfather, George Watkins, passed away in the advanced stages of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Austin accepted that challenge and issued the challenge to her husband, SSGT Warren Peace, a U.S. Marine currently stationed in Japan, her sister, Adrienne Rivera and her family of Winchester, Virginia, the entire sales department at Siouxland News and Iowa Representative Steve King.

Her son, Zach, also accepted the challenge and asked a few friends back home in Utah and Idaho to do so as well.

The ALS challenge has raised nearly $42 million dollars as of Thursday morning, according to