Ice Bucket Challenge

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Ansel Elgort, Justin Timberlake, and More Celebrities Risking Brain Freeze for Charity

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Sarah M. Smith

Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard to ignore the latest social movement that’s taken over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram one icy bucket at a time. The Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) has flooded newsfeeds across America, after originating in the computer of Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the incurable disease in 2012. Over the last few days everybody’s been doing it: Your neighbor, his dogs, professional athletes, and, of course, celebrities. From Martha Stewart’s salon dunk to Ansel Elgort going shirtless for a good cause, it seems like there isn’t one person in America who hasn’t poured icy water on their head in support of ALS research. Read more…