The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking social media and our communities by storm.
Within 24 hours of being challenged, participants are to video record themselves in continuous footage. First, they are to announce their acceptance of the challenge followed by lifting the bucket overhead and pouring over the participant’s head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people.
Whether people choose to donate, perform the challenge, or do both varies. There seem to be a couple of different versions. One where the participant is expected to donate $10 if they have poured the ice water over their head or donate $100 if they have not. In another version, dumping the ice water over the participant’s head is done in lieu of any donation.
Miss M was nominated by her sister, Kyra, for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Corey Griffin, 27, died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig’s disease charity in honor of his friend, former Boston College baseball player, Pete Frates, who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation, to raise awareness and funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Donations can be made at www.alsa.org/donate.