The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the internet by storm, just between July 29 and today the ALS Association has receivedover $22 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year.
However, even though I was under the impression the point of this campaign was to drop a bucket of ice over themselves AND donate, it seems I was mistaken and you either do one or the other.
While I understand the challenge has raised awareness about this disease, I have a feeling not everyone doing it on video have actually donated to the cause, and I’m pretty sure a of folks are just doing it for the fad. In any case, I leave you with a few with a few massive ice-bucket-challenge fails.
I can’t stop laughing, especially at the one at the 8-second mark, I hope she didn’t break her neck.
Many celebrities answered the call and submitted their clips of the challenge (though who knows how many actually donated), and you can see a few of them on this playlist.
However, I think the true winner was Charlie Sheen. Yes, Charlie “tiger blood” Sheen answered the call in a really interesting way, and by interesting I mean “arrogant as f*ck.”
Arrogant? Yes. Effective? Also yes. Hey, the challenge is apparently to either drop a bucket of ice over you OR donate, and he chose to donate, so technically what he did was right. Besides, $10,000 is $10,000, who knows how much other celebrities actually donated.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. For more information and to donate visit ALSA.org.