All you want to know about ALS & Ice Bucket Challenge

All you want to know about ALS & Ice Bucket Challenge

 

From last few days everywhere we heard about Ice Bucket Challenge,  as celebrities are participating and posting their videos of dumping a bucket of ice water on their head. There are some people who are still unaware about what is Ice Bucket challenge and For what people accepting this challenge. So here we go with the detailed information and some videos of Ice Bucket challenge.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.

The disorder causes muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body due to the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Individuals affected by the disorder may ultimately lose the ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement, although bladder and bowel function and the muscles responsible for eye movement are usually spared until the final stages of the disorder.

Prior to the challenge, public awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was relatively limited.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

The idea of dumping cold water on one’s head to raise money for charity are unclear and have been attributed to multiple sources. From mid-2013 to early 2014, a challenge of unknown origin often called the “Cold Water Challenge” became popular on social media in areas of the northern United States. The task usually involved the option of either donating money to cancer research or having to jump into cold water.

Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants have to record a video of themselves in continuous footage. First, they are to announce their acceptance of the challenge followed by pouring ice into a bucket of water. Then, the bucket is to be lifted and poured over the participant’s head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people. Whether people choose to donate, perform the challenge, or do both varies.

 

 

Look who’s doing the Ice Bucket Challenge in Hollywood:

 

Pstew’s Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Hugh Jackman ALS ice bucket challenge

Katy Perry – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Britney Spears ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Nicole Kidman ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 Shakira and Pique ALS Hastalar?na Destek Verdi Ice Bucket Challenge

 

The challenge is simple.

First, be challenged.

Next, choose the challenge you want to complete. The first option doesn’t require you to dump an ice cold bucket of water on your head. You simply donate $100 to ALSA, which can be as simple as clicking on the “donate” button on their website, alsa.org.

The other option is to dump ice water on your head. You can either do this yourself or have a friend (who will be very eager to assist) do the pouring for you. Either way, make sure you capture it all on video.

In the video you will need to provide the following information: Your name; the name of the person who challenged you; the names of those you wish to challenge (it is suggested that you challenge three people); the alsa.org website; and mention that you are donating money to ALS as well as dumping the ice.

Now you must upload your video to the video-sharing site of your choice — YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Vine. Remember to “Tag” the people that you have challenged and include the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hashtag — #alsicebucketchallenge, #icebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals.

The key part to this challenge is raising money and awareness. The videos help raise awareness, but even if you complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, you still need to donate money. The ALSA recommends $35 but any amount is appreciated. To be clear, accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and dumping ice on your head does not free you from donating funds.

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