Is your Facebook flooded with newsfeed of celebrities getting involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Don’t worry, we are here to explain to you about this new social media phenomenon known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge”.
Though it may seem silly, the ice bucket challenge is to raise awareness on ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
An ice bucket nominee is taped during the process of being down by icy water and then he or she has to nominate others to do so within 24 hours or else he or she has to donate to an ALS-based charity.
According to the ALS Association reports, they have received $4 million in donation in just two weeks compared to the $1 million in the same period last year.
“We have never seen anything like this in the history of the disease,” said Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of The ALS Association, in a release on the association’s website. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the level of compassion, generosity and sense of humor that people are exhibiting as they take part in this impactful viral initiative.
Bill Gate was among the latest to be nominated for the ice bucket challenge by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gate has just raise the standard of the ice bucket challenge by building a structure to assist him in the challenge.
After pulling the rope, Bill Gate then nominate 3 other people, Elon Musk of Tesla, Ryan Seacrest, and Chris Anderson of TED.
Below are some of the celebrities who have completed the ice bucket challenge.