Scions of Samsung Won't Get Wet for Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee's son and daughter chose not to have a bucket of ice water dumped on them for the viral campaign to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, and decided to make donations instead.

"They will not get a bucket of ice water dumped on them, but they empathize with the cause, so they decided to join the campaign by making donations," a Samsung spokesman said.

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong and Hoteal Shilla president Lee Boo-jin, two of Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee's children, were challenged but did not respond within 24 hours, saying they will "look into" how they should contribute.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 28, 2014 10:56 KST