Celebrities and notables take ALS ice bucket challenge

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg also dumped a bucket of water with ice over his head. (Courtesy: TV iGosu YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of videos have popped up online from celebrities and regular people alike — all dumping a bucket of ice on their head to support a good cause. The rules of the viral video require anyone challenged to either dump a bucket of cold water on their head or donate to the ALS Association; many do both. Here’s a compilation of some notable personalities taking the challenge, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Green Bay Pakcer quarterback Aaron Rodgers and even Martha Stewart.

From July 29 through Aug. 12 in 2013, people donated about $1.1 million. Nearly $4 million has been donated in the same timeframe this year. The challenge works like this: Once you’ve been challenged, you have 24 hours to either dump a bucket of ice water on your head or donate $100 to the ALS Association.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects people in the prime of their lives. The disease destroys the nerves that connect to muscles; slowly taking away a person’s ability to move. The disease is terminal, and there is no cure. Some of the money donated to the ALS Association will go toward researching a cure.

KXAN Sports Director Roger Wallace was challenged by Round Rock Lacrosse in honor of MJ, or Mike Jaillet, who has ALS. He took the challenge Wednesday at KXAN. Roger nominated any and all University of Texas Coaches to be the next to take the challenge.


KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s