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Watch These Celebrities Take on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted By Kotei Kotey On August 15, 2014 @ 5:39 pm In Bulletin Today,Entertainment | No Comments

It’s been just a couple of weeks since the “Ice Bucket Challenge” took off in a big way, becoming a full-fledged Internet phenomenon in the name of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness.

ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease [1], is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain. The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for the ALS Association [2], and it’s been working like a dream. “We have never seen anything like this,” said Barbara Newhouse, the association’s president and CEO.

To date, more than a million videos [3] have been uploaded on Facebook, and they’re still coming - from celebrities, professional athletes and politicians alike.

Here’s a sampling:

Lots of Kennedys took on the challenge … even grandma Ethel.

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Martha Stewart [5] got her dose of ice water.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined in with the help of his two kids.

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Matt Lauer did his part on NBC’s Today show.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman took to the ice, too.

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Mickey Rourke donned goggles to accept his challenge on the Seth Myers show.

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While he may not have understood the basis of the challenge, Conan O’Brien still did his part for ALS.

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And last (but certainly not least), Bill Gates honored his challenge.

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>>Next: Susan Sarandon Is a Grandmother! [13]

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[1] Lou Gehrig’s disease: http://healthtools.aarp.org/health/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[2] ALS Association: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/

[3] more than a million videos: http://time.com/3117501/als-ice-bucket-challenge-videos-on-facebook/

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2x1Jt8E2tw

[5] Martha Stewart: http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/events/national_event/speakers/martha-stewart-speaker/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[6] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkzm06agsJw

[7] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3h0_x-hqkI

[8] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p0hLMxoMRE

[9] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc9BJmifoQI

[10] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pg7-Cxi8lQ

[11] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fmmoHmpT70

[12] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS6ysDFTbLU

[13] >>Next: Susan Sarandon Is a Grandmother!: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/08/12/susan-sarandon-is-a-grandmother/?intcmp=AE-BL-LEADIN

[14] Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Flirted for How Long?: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/08/14/kenny-rogers-and-dolly-parton-flirted-for-how-long/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[15] Don’t Throw Out Those Eggshells!: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-08-2012/dont-throw-out-eggshells.html?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[16] Fight fraud and ID theft with the AARP Fraud Watch Network.: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/?intcmp=AE-BL-ENDART-ADV-FWN

[17] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?keycode=U9ZTPH9&intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[18] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

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