10 Celebs That Conquered The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Above: 10 celebs that conquered the #ALSIceBucketChallenge
Above: 10 celebs that conquered the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Maybe you’ve heard of it by now, since your social media feeds are probably full of videos of everyone you know taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. But if somehow this is the first you’ve heard of it, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sort of like an internet chain letter, but for a good cause. How it works is, you are nominated by someone you know to complete the challenge (which is dumping a bucket of ice water over your head), and you have 24 hours to do so, or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Then you challenge three more people to do the same.

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a disease of the nerve cells in both the brain and the spinal cord that controls voluntary muscle movement. Over time, it weakens muscles and your ability to control them, leading to death. The ALS Association has seen a huge increase in donations compared to last year, thanks, in part, to the Ice Bucket Challenge and the awareness it is bringing to the disease. If you would like to donate, go to als.ca. In the meantime, here are 10 celebrities that accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, and gave it their own unique spin.

Chris Pratt

The star of Parks and Recreation and this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy decided to take steps to warm himself up before completing the challenge.

Rob Ford

Toronto’s controversial current mayor never misses an opportunity to get his name in the papers. But kudos for going for a whole trash bin full of ice water instead of the customary bucket.

Conan O’Brien

 He may not have understood what he was getting himself into, but at least he donated anyway!

Charlie Sheen

 Always the rebel, it’s safe to say Charlie failed the Ice Bucket Challenge. But luckily doing it wrong, means the ALS Association gets a generous donation. We all know Charlie Sheen loves to call people out, so are those challenges personal, or really for a great cause?

Dave Grohl

Why just dump cold water on your head and be done with it, when you could make it into a re-enactment of Carrie’s mortifying prom queen moment?

NEXT: #ALSIceBucketChallenge videos from Tom Hiddleston, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Bissonnette, Justin Timberlake and Steven Spielberg…

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Courtney Hardwick

Courtney Hardwick is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared on AmongMen.com, 29secrets.com, therichest.com, and ELLECanada.com.  When she isn’t writing about relationships, and the best TV shows and books you should really already know about, she is working on her novel. She hopes to have it published by 2025. You can follow her on Twitter @Courtooo.

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