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Kristen Berset takes the "Ice-Bucket Challenge"

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Kristen Berset is the latest person to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" on WUSA9.

On Saturday night's 11 p.m. news, she accepted Jan Jeffcoat's challenge like a champ.

So far, Nikki Burdine, Topper Shutt, Derek McGinty, Jan Jeffcoat and Kristen Berset have taken the challenge.

WATCH: WUSA9 Anchors Doused with Ice-Water: http://on.wusa9.com/1sKQVJe

Berset challenged Anchor Bruce Johnson and First Alert Meteorologist Erica Grow after being doused with the ice-cold water.

The AP reports that the idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.


It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also are raising awareness and money for causes such as Lou Gehrig's disease, breast cancer and a camp for kids who have lost their fathers to war.

Martha Stewart has been doused. So has Matt Lauer. And pro golfer Greg Norman.

The fundraising phenomenon asks those willing to douse themselves to challenge others to do the same within 24 hours. If they don't, they must make a donation to a certain charity. Each person who participates nominates more friends, who nominate more friends, who nominate still more friends, which explains why the trend has exploded.