So, by now you’ve seen a series of celebrity videos for the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. It definitely has come a long way since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took on the challenge before passing the baton on to Microsoft’s Bill Gates.
Heck, it went so far out that it even managed to reach the gasp of some of our favourite people in Asia such as Super Junior’s Siwon Choi (who later challenged fellow Super Junior members Donghae and Eunhyuk) and “Heavenly King” Andy Lau (who cleverly passed the challenge on to a “King” of another territory, Jay Zhou).
Can you believe that all of the above happen only in the span of a few days? Exactly!
And now, it seems that some of our favourite chart-topping DJs/producers have caught the bug too. But before we get into that, here’s what you need to know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” was started in July by Pete Frates, 29, a former Boston College baseball player who has been battling ALS since 2011 and it has now become a worldwide craze. It’s actually part of a campaign to raise money in fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that attacks the brain and the spinal cord.
One such person who has suffered from the disease for many years now is none other than the world’s most celebrated brilliant physicist, Stephen Hawking.
The campaign requires an individual to dump a bucket of ice water on their head. After which, they’re allowed to challenge 3 more people to do the same within 24 hours. If someone refuses, the penalty is donating USD100 to the ALS Association. The stunt has raised millions for ALS so far!
Here are some of our (and your) favourite DJs/producers getting chilled right down to the bone for a good cause:
1. Tiesto (Check out those girls)
2. Steve Aoki
3. Martin Garrix
4. Calvin Harris (Check out that body)
6. Nicky Romero
8. Seb Ingrosso
9. Tritonal (Chad)
10. Armin van Buuren
Not only did Armin van Buuren take on the challenge, he also pledged to donate €5000 to the cause.
Which one did you like the best? Perhaps it’s still too early to judge as we’re still waiting on the other DJs/producers that were nominated in the videos above. Who’d you like to see take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge next?
We’ll add more videos to the list as and when they surface!