Thursday, 21 August 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral...But Do Some Of These People Really Know Much About This Challenge???
Let me start by shaking my head......Most time these our celebrities pick up challenges just because they see other international celebrities doing it...I'm not saying it is wrong to do things in support or creating awareness of a particular disease. But we need to know what the challenge entails before embarking on it. Or are they just doing it for fun sake?.
I'm sure if you ask most of these our celebrities nominating each other what this challenge is all about, they don't even know. Have they taken their time to watch Charlie Sheen Ice Bucket Challenge?...It's not all about pouring ice cold water on your body but you still have to donate money even if it's little.
How it all started.....
One version of the challenge started in New Zealand on July 4, 2014, with a fundraising page on behalf of the Cancer Society to help support patients and their families through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis.
The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media, public awareness and charitable donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) soared. It has become the most widely performed activity by almost every celebrity both local and international.
Steve-O questioned the campaign, suggesting that celebrities' videos generally forgot to share donation information for ALS charities, and that the $15 million dollars in funds is insignificant, given the star power of the celebrities participating.
What are the rules of the game?...
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 pouring ice into a bucket of water. The bucket is then to be lifted overhead and poured over the participant's head. Then the participant can call out a challenge to other people. In one version of the challenge, the participant is expected to donate $10 if they have poured the ice water over their head and donate $100 if they have not.
Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, was challenged by Ethel Kennedy but he declined, opting to contribute to the campaign with a donation of $100.
So please our dear celebrities nominating each others try to donate little money at least so we can use to fight against Ebola that is about to tear down our nation..