So you’ve probably heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge, or have seen it on Facebook or even done it yourself! Well, for those of you who didn’t heard about it at all; The challenge dares you to throw a bucket of ice water over yourself, film it and nominating three new people for this challenge within 24 hours. The Ice Bucket challenge is a gesture for charity for the muscle disease ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), to donate money. The participant who throws the bucket of ice water over their head is expected to donate $10, and $100 if they have not.
But, where and how did it started? It all started in Boston in the United States, where the baseball player Pete Frates got diagnosed with ALS. To create ‘awareness’ for this bad disease, he decided to throw a bucket of ice water over him and challenged his old baseball teammates from ‘Boston College baseball team’ to do the same. So Pete Frates posted the challenge on Twitter and the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ was born.
So, one thing led to another; the Ice Bucket challenge spread all over the internet and millions of people have done the challenge already, even celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and many others. Also, one in six Britons participated in the challenge, but one in ten participants in Britain have actually donated. The Ice Bucket challenge is known worldwide now and through social media it has become a huge hype.
What do you think of the Ice Bucket Challenge? Do you think it’s a good way to support the charity for the disease ALS ? And last: did you do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge? 🙂