ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fails [VIDEO]
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral and has raised millions for the non-profit aiming to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. However, for many, the act of dumping ice water over their heads has proved challenging to say the least.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been plastered all over our Facebook news feeds. Presidents, celebrities, athletes and many of us have gotten wet to spread awareness for ALS Association fundraising. As usual, a select few decided to get cute and became part of ice bucket epic fails.
Please, if you are going to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge keep a few things in mind.
- Know the rules. Just because you dump ice water over your head for laughs doesn't mean you're out of the woods. Even if you accept the challenge, you must donate something. If the people you challenge don't come through within 24 hours, they donate $100 to alsa.org. Depending on who you challenge, the money amounts can vary. Don't do this just to get attention for yourself.
- Know what ALS is. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, 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.
A few of these are fake, but if you're going to be like these people, just write a check...