The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) #IceBucketChallenge has gone VIRAL on the Internet! Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake are just a couple of the latest stars to get iced in the name of a great cause! Okay, here are updates, just in case you haven’t been on the Internet… don’t worry… I won’t judge… maybe you were on vacay and didn’t have wifi ;)
The ALS Association is raising awareness of the debilitating neurodegenerative disease with these videos! People either donate $100 or they pour ice cold water all over themselves after nominating a few friends. A lot of people are even doing both – dumping water and donating! How fun! The videos have caught on like wildfire!
In fact, the ALS Association has already raised $15.6 Million through this movement! Woo Hoo! Let’s #StrikeOutALS and help find a cure! Come on guys, #DumpOrDonate!
What are the rules, you might ask
1) Within 24 hours of being challenged, dump a bucket of ice cold water on yourself while catching everything on video!
2) After completing the challenge, nominate others to dump a bucket of ice cold water, donate to the ALS Association, or both!
3) Share the video and use the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals!
With our Facebook and Instagram flooding with #IceBucketChallenge videos, I’m sure you are wondering which celebs have taken up the challenge! It is really exciting to see celebs get involved to making a difference! I would love to see Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor take on the challenge! Who would you nominate? Tell us in the comments below!
Here are some of the most unique ones!
1) Bill Gates
For designing his own ice water dispenser (yay)
2) Justin Timberlake
Because, you know, he’s bringing icy back
3) Justin Bieber
Love him or hate him, he nominated President Barack Obama (Do you think he will accept?)
Even though I can’t understand what he is saying… swoon
5) Lady GaGa
For always thinking outside the box… Is this a crazy good or simply crazy?
Other celebrities including Selena Gomez, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Connon O’ Brien, Mark Zuckerberg, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, James Franco, Ryan Seacrest, Charlie Sheen and so many more have also accepted the challenge! Stay tuned for more updates! Apparently, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sania Mirza and Yuvraj Singh have been nominated by Bengaluru FC, who were nominated by Rohan Boppana who also nominated Rahul Bose!