MARYLAND, August 22, 2014 – What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a social media campaign started by 29-year-old Pete Frates of Beverly, Mass., who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2012.
Using the hashtag #IceBucketChallenge to attract thousands of followers, Frates has been the starting point of ALS groups raising millions of dollars to assist in the research of this fatal neurogenerative disease
He took his challenge to Twitter and Facebook and now around the globe people are dosing themselves in cold water, and a little knowledge about a devastating disease.
How do I join the “Ice Bucket Challenge” brigade?
The challenge involves people dumping buckets of ice water on themselves while recording it on video, posting their challenge to social media websites and nominating others to do the same.
Those challenged have the option to either accept, make a donation to any ALS charity of choice, or do both (we hope you do both.)
This is an ice bucket. This is ice. This is water. No one said you need to use the largest possible container.
MOST IMPORTANT ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Why we (should) write the check
Viewers are sharing this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at first mocking bearded Anthony Carbajal’s prancing around in a bra and a pair of pink Spanx pants with “Kiss My ALS” on the bottom while suggestively washing a car.
His continual writhing around the vehicle – filmed in close up – leaves you wishing he would just get on with throwing the bucket of ice over his head… quick.
Until you find out why he did it… and why you should leave the ice in the bucket and write a check.
BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE SMILE:
David Kurt McClain, a 12 yr ALS survivor takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challene. An ice bucket challenge like no other, ravaged by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for more then 12 yrs. David’s faith and spirit is an inspiration to everyone he has touched.
MOST EXCITING ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
We would like to thank Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes for the nomination of Paul Bissonnette, and we’d like to call out LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
We would also like to dedicate this bucket drop to Keith Yandle’s good buddy Pete Frates for his continued fight with ALS.
We’d like to thank Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes for the nomination of Paul Bissonnette, and we’d like to call out LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
We’d also like to dedicate this bucket drop to Keith Yandle’s good buddy Pete Frates for his continued fight with ALS. T_films for donating their time and equipment to producing this video on extremely short notice.
GEEKIEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to participate and raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
MOST CREATIVE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Last week, Bill Gates challenged Tesla CEO Elon Musk to take the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” the fundraising effort that has now raised more than $13 million for ALS research.
Predictably, Musk was not content to simply have someone dump a cooler over his head.
Instead, he suspended five buckets from a tree, then tied ropes to each to be pulled by his five sons.
THE BEST POST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE WET T-SHIRT:
Sorry guys. But I’m a girl. The Rock!
THE MOST BORING ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Has to be one of the most boring challenges… Lewis Hamilton (pro driver) takes the challenge (hope his check was more exciting, then its worth it!)
MOST PUBLIC ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Macklemore takes the “ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE” for ALS in front of 30,000 screaming German fans!!! He was asked by Russell Wilson Kiefer, Ben Secord and the CEO of Netflix. He now nominates Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Steve Scheffler.
BEST HOME TOWN ICE ‘WATERFALL’ CHALLENGE:
With some water, ice (3 bags worth!), a truck bed, and Maryland pride, a Maryland Club Water Polo Player wins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
MOST UNDERSTATED ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Leave it to the Brits to make it less than — Tony Hamilton? Victoria Beckham Family ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the whole family getting involved. We know ice is a luxury in Britain, but Posh… the name of the stunt is ICE Bucket Challenge. Uhmmmm…. Where’s the ice?
CELEBRITY ICE BUCKET DAISY CHAIN:
Mylie Cyrus, Justin Bieber Selena Gomez Chris Hemsworth and more take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
and part two
Part Two with more celebs like Mark Zuckerberg, Demi Levato, Justin Timberlake, Lebron James, Jon Bon Jovi, Kobe Bryant, Taylor Swift & More!
BEST OTHER THAN WATER ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Mini Me/Verne Troyer Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge making it Milk & Cookies time!
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE FAILS (warning, some graphic language – not for the kiddies)
I love the little girl at 2.45 – she is precious. Note to ALS challenge takers – buckets of ice and water are heavy. And please be careful. Way too many headaches, broken noses, slips and falls in these vines –
LATE NIGHT ICE BUCKET CHALLENGES:
Sorry Jimmy Fallon, this time Conan takes it to the best comedic level.
CLASSIEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE:
Leave it to Sir Patrick Stewart to knock it into the outer limits!
“To you all who have challenged me, I do not think it is very presidential for me to be splashed with ice water so I’m simply going to write you a check,” said Bush just before the former first lady Laura Bush dumps a bucket of ice water on his head.
He then challenged Clinton, saying the bucket of ice water was his 68th birthday gift.
Clinton has yet to respond.
By the way, President Obama says “no way”
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Justin Bieber, nominated the President of the United States to have a bucket of ice water tipped over his head, but he had decided to “chicken out.” However, he has stated that he will donate money to the cause.
It was not likely all out of choice, though. President Obama was not allowed to accept the ice bucket challenge after a telegram went out to all officials banning them from taking part. None of the U.S. ambassadors are allowed to take part, although one did before the ban was implemented. U.S. Ambassador for Israel Daniel Shapiro took the challenge and nominated U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.
The memo was not about taking away from the fun. It was due to policies that prevent officials from using their positions for private gains. It seems there are thoughts that those who choose to accept the challenge will become more popular than those who do not, and it will be unfair.
(Ice Bucket Challenge Not Accepted by President Obama Read more at: http://guardianlv.com/2014/08/ice-bucket-challenge-not-accepted-by-president-obama/)
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