ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
Ice bucket challenge is now flooded in some social media sites. Some do it for fun and some really don’t know what really is the purpose of doing it.
To those who are not aware of its real purpose, here are some enlightenment.
The challenge is a campaign in social media initiated by Pete Frates. He is a former Boston College captain with a motor neuron disease in U.S. Since he posted his challenge video online it went viral and spreading across the world. ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or also known as MND (motor neurone disease).
Facts about ALS or MND
- it is a progressive and terminal neurological disease
- there is no known cure or effective treatment for this
- people with ALS or MND progressively lose the use of their limbs, lose ability to speak, lose ability to swallow and breathe in time
- 27 months is the average life expectancy after diagnosed
- Someone who done the ice bucket challenge will challenge you
- The participants have to record a video of themselves doing the challenge
- In the video, have to announce the acceptance of the challenge by pouring the ice into a bucket of water
- Then, the bucket is lifted and poured over participant’s head
- After that, the participant can then call out the challenge to other people.
- It should be done within 24 hours after the challenged being called out.
The consequences? There are stipulations that the nominated people have only 24 hours to comply the challenge or if not they have to pay to charitable donation. Some people choose to donate and some do both to help those with ALS patients by donating to charity. In some version of the challenge, participants who comply the challenge is expected to donate $10 while to those who fails to comply donates $100.
In popular social media channels, some people are just doing it for fun without knowing the real cause of the challenge.