Trend for a Cause: Ice Bucket Challenge

This is one silly trend we approve of—the ice bucket challenge sees people throwing buckets of ice cold water on themselves in order to raise money and awareness for ALS (motor neurone disease).

#IceBucketChallenge, which is sweeping the web, was started by 29-year-old Peter Frates who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. The former Boston College baseball player has made it his mission to spread the word about the disease and help find a cure.

Brave participants are asked to throw a bucket filled with ice water over there heads and challenge other people to do the same, if their challengers don’t complete the task within 24 hours and post the video up of them doing so, they’ll donate $100 to the ALS charity.

The bucket spilling is going viral with everyone getting wet from the Boston police force to Peter’s uncle—who decided to do the challenge with a Bloody Mary instead, complete with tomato juice and celery.

If you fancy an ice cold shower yourself to raise money for the ALS charity, just film yourself and dare your friends using the #IceBucketChallenge or if you prefer staying dry, click here to donate.

Photo Credit: Yahoo News

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