ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch Celebrities Take on the ‘Coolest’ Task Ever
How do you propagate something as useful as charity? Sensationalism has always been criticized for what it stands for. But what if it could be utilized to spread awareness about common lethal diseases. The viral ice bucket challenge is doing just that.
Amyotrophic Lateral Scerosis (ALS) is one of the most common motor neurone diseases and it has recently come to light thanks to this unusual trend. The task is simple enough: You need to douse yourself in ice cold water and nominate three others to do the same within 24 hours. If you don’t wish to take up the challenge, donate a $100 to the ALS association.
Celebs have joined the bandwagon and are splashing a bucket full of ice cold water on themselves to spread the word and inspire people to donate for the cause. If you haven’t already, here are 10 best ALS ice bucket challenge videos:
1. Oprah Winfrey
Wait until she screams! American talk show host and actress, Oprah Winfrey takes it on, while thanking the three people who called out her name as a nominee for the challenge. She further calls out to Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal to accept the ALS challenge.
2. Mark Zuckerburg
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was challenged by Governor Chris Christie and he proudly accepted it. He further challenged former Chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, his partner at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg and Netflix Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings.
3. Bill Gates
Former CEO of Microsoft was challenged by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. He accepts it while being creative and designs a booby trap for himself, except for a good cause. He finally calls out to Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to participate and raise awareness about ALS.
4. Eddie Vedder
Singer Eddie Vedder accepts the challenge to get soaked in the name of ALS and passes it on to actor/director and musician Tim Robbins, Bruce Springsteen and Niall Horan from One Direction.
5. Justin Timberlake
Actor and musician JT looked pretty keen and interested in this twisted humanitarian deed. He accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge and thanks Patrick and Rescue the Dog from Boston. He calls out to Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgins and the American neo-soul band The Roots to accept his challenge.
6. Andy Cohen
American Watch What Happens host and author Andy Cohen takes it on his funny head from Housewife Kim Z while donating to ALS fundraiser.
7. Gwen Stefani
Nominated by The Voice co-host Brian Shelton, singer Gwen Stefani gets a bucket full of ice which gives her “a real headache”. She nominates her husband Gavin Rossdale, fashion personality Nicole Richie and actor Jessica Alba.
8. Bob Iger
Disney CEO Bob Iger accepts the challenge and drains himself in ice cold water. His reaction is just priceless. He ends up nominating Olivia Pope, Peter Quill and Tony Stark.
9. Emmy Rossum
Actor Emmy Rossum views the ALS challenge as an opportunity to promote her upcoming movie You’re Not You by nominating her co-stars Hilary Swank and Josh Duhamel to take the challenge.
10. Robert Downey Jr.
The actor is seen accepting the ALS challenge by Bob Iger and nominates his Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth to do the same.