Celebrities all across the country are working to beat the heat and a vicious disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest trend to hit Hollywood. Our favorite celebrities are taking on the challenge to help raise awareness for ALS, widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. By posting videos and photos of themselves accepting the challenge, Ansel Elgort, 20, Adam Levine, 35, and more celebs are making this trend go viral across the internet and helping make an even bigger contribution to a good cause.
Brrrrr, is it getting cold in here?! Celebs are getting soaked by a bucket of ice cold water, but all in the name of ALS awareness. They can either take the challenge or make a donation to the ALS cause in 24 hours.
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is progressive neurodegenerative disease that impacts nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, the disease makes it difficult for sufferers to walk, speak and talk. The challenge that has gone viral was originally the idea of Massachusetts resident Pete Frates, 29, a former college athlete who has been living with the disease since 2012.
Dozens of celebs have decided to take the challenge to help strike out ALS and have nominated their friends to try the icy dare. Shameless star Emmy Rossum, 27, posted her video on Instagram, while Today Show host Hoda Kotb, 50, shared a picture of her getting iced on Aug. 12. President Barack Obama, 53, was nominated by Ethel Kennedy, 86, for the challenge, but opted to donate money instead.
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