One of the inspirations for this year's challenge came from Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, who has ALS himself.
It involves asking donors to douse themselves in ice water on social media to promote awareness for ALS. Once the challenge is accomplished, the donor nominates three friends to take on the challenge within 24 hours or donate $100 for ALS research. The social media chain letter reached greater heights when celebrities such as NBC’s Matt Lauer and singer Justin Timberlake joined in and passed on the challenge to their famous friends.
Filipino American celebrities have taken the challenge as well to help promote awareness and raise funds for ALS.
Fil-Am Celebrities' Videos
Hip-hop singer Apl.de.ap
Actor Dante Basco
WWE Wrestling Champion and "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista
Olympic medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin
Boxing Champion Nonito Donaire. Jr. and US National Collegiate Taekwondo Champion Rachel Marcial Donaire
Youtube star Christine Gambito aka Happyslip
Boxing Champion and MMA fighter Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton
Olympic medal gymnast Kyla Ross
Singer Nicole Scherzinger
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
Fil-Am and Filipino Celebrity Video Links
Olympic medal short track speedskater JR Celski: http://jrcelski.com/post/94934501263/als-ice-bucket-challenge
Broadway and West End actress Lea Salonga took up the challenge and passed it on to her friends in the Philippines, where celebrities have also taken up the cause to raise awareness and funds for ALS research:
If you wish to make a donation for ALS without having to bring out your “tabo,” please visit http://www.alsa.org/.