Is there anything better than celebrities getting behind a good cause? Only when that cause means they are pouring buckets of ice water on themselves! If you have yet to hear about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, here it is in a nutshell.
The challenge is in support of the ALS Association and aims to raise funds and awareness about ALS or, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. How does it work? Basically, if nominated, you have 24 hours to pour a bucket of ice water over your head. If you choose not to you are expected to donate to the charity, although most people who do the challenge still donate. The amount really depends; some celebs have been donating thousands, while ordinary people are reaching into their pockets to give what they can.
Since the campaign started on July 29th, the charity has raised $4 million. Amazing!
Planning to challenge someone? Make sure you use the hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge and #strikeoutals!
Check out our top ten favourite celebrity ice bucket challenges below!
By our count Chris has about six buckets of ice water poured on his head and keeps his smile throughout the ordeal… we love it!
If Oprah is doing it, you know it must be legit. We love Oprah’s challenge choices too. “Steven Speilberg… I know where you live!” And that British accent? Too good!
On behalf of fan girls everywhere, thank you Nathan Fillion for nominating Tom Hiddleston to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. And thank you Tom, for having the sense to wear a white tshirt for this momentous occasion.
We were super excited to see mom-to-be, Zoe Saldana, on the list of ALS challengers. And while we were a little disappointed she didn’t get drenched, we love her hubbyMarco Perego for stepping up.
Whether you love him or hate him, Rob Ford went all out when nominated by former hockey player Tie Domi. He had a whole garbage can full of ice water dumped on his head. AND he was the catalyst for our next choice on the list.
Because when the honourable mayor of Toronto challenges you, no matter how important your fly fishing trip is, you accept. Kimmel takes it to another level by having the ice poured directly into his fishing wadders… that’s gotta be cold!
She is soaking herself for a good cause and being environmentally conscious at the same time. What’s not to love?
Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale
Because friends that ice bucket together, stay together!
We love a good sport, and The Big Bang Theory star Kaley definitely stepped up!
Alyssa Milano and son Milo
We definitely saved the best for last. Alyssa Milano and her son Milo took part in the ice bucket challenge and the results are beyond adorable! This kid is too cute and we love the Alyssa is teaching her son about giving back from such a young age!
As an added bonus, I did the #IceBucketChallenge yesterday. SO enjoy this video of me getting soaked on the (very public) streets of Toronto!