If you have never heard of the ice bucket challenge going on, where have you been girrrl? A social media campaign success, the challenge that requires one to douse themselves with a bucket of ice water is for a good cause - to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease. ALS (or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as the Lou Gehrig disease is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons that move from the brain to the spinal cord, and then muscles to the rest of the body leads to the inability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement.
A lot has been said about the immense vitality of these ice bucket challenges but according to the ALS Association, as much as $4 million have been made via donations from around the world, and has seen many from Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears to George W. Bush take on the challenge. We’ve compile some good ones here, and one REALLY outstanding one.
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Holding them 100 dollar bills ya’ll to show how much she’s donating, Taylor executes her task with a crowd of people and then there’s a lot of girly screaming and cheering after.
A touching tribute, John talks about who he is dedicating the challenge to, also a sufferer of the very disease he is donating to and then plays a tune by the person he is honouring before braving the bucket. Smooth.
This many-peopled band decided to carry out the challenge on stage, during a show, in front of their huge audience cheering them on. Oh well, go big or go home.
Probably one of our favourite challenges so far, trust Dave Grohl and gang to put out a wacky video. Taking a Carrie twist on the challenge, the whole thing is worthy of being a short film.
Bassist and vocalist of Primus, also the band who created the South Park theme carried out the challenge in a slightly creepy pig mask. But still, it was because of him that Arcade Fire took on the challenge.
The Roots and Jimmy Fallon and a lot of other people
Always keeping it classy, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots all decked in suits decided to pick up those buckets while on the set and did in front of a live studio audience.
How can this not be the BEST ice bucket challenge there is out there. Viral hit-maker and sincere singer-songwriter with some killer moves, Vennu borrows some Bollywood element into his own challenge.