You know about the craze, you’ve seen the videos, you’ve laughed your heads off, don’t deny it. Made even more popular with the help of celebrities from across the world, some of the world’s top DJs, and even Facebook’s very own Mark Zuckerberg, more and more people are partaking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Ever since the craze started, over USD$15.6 million (RM49.4 million) has been collected from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge throughout the world for the research of the Lou Gehrig disease. Of course, Malaysians too have joined the icy dare!
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin took up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday after tweeting that he had been nominated by various people.
Been challenged by several people to the #IceBucketChallenge. So it’s going to happen. Now.
— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) August 20, 2014
With over US$15.6 million (RM49.4 million) collected for the research of the Lou Gehrig disease from the ALS ice bucket challenge in other parts of the world, Malaysia now joins the icy dare.
KJ also dedicated his challenge as a tribute to the late Dato’ Mokhtar Dahari who passed away from motor neurone disease.
He later posted a photo of himself pouring a bucket of ice water over his own head at the National Aquatic Centre Bukit Jalil with a caption that simply read “Done”.
— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) August 20, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
KJ then passed on the challenge to Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Dato’ Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Tourism and Culture Minister Dato’ Seri Nazri Aziz, and Malaysian squash player Dato’ Nicol David.
Watch KJ’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video here:
Don’t forget to check out the other ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos of people who actually did it, which blew our minds:
- The “Heavenly Kings” of the East Andy Lau and Jay Zhou.
- K-Pop idols Super Junior’s Siwon, Donghae, and Eunhyuk.
- The world’s top DJs/producers e.g. Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, and more.
- Bosses of their league Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s Bill Gates.
- Members of the DC and Marvel Cinematics Universe, because they’re cool like that.
- The “Young & Dangerous” members, together again after 14 years for the challenge.
Let’s not forget that whether or not you get called out to take on the challenge, you can also make a donation to the ALS Association here. If you want to do your part, you know where to go.
For more information, visit the ALS Association’s official website.