How Did The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Begin In The First Place? [VIDEO]
Everybody and their dog has taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge," supporting those suffering with ALS. How did it begin, what made it such a sensation, and have you done it?
The origins of this campaign are rooted in a very interesting piece of irony. A gifted baseball player from Boston College had his career cut short due to Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS, or amyotrphic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig's Disease, was named after the famous baseball player whose struggle with the disease caught national attention in the 1940s.
According to Webmd.com, Lou Gehrig's Disease is an incurable, progressive degenerative neurological disorder. For reasons not entirely understood, the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement gradually deteriorate.
While the concept of the Ice Bucket Challenge is simple, basically pouring a bucket of ice water over your head, the actual execution of the event can take several forms. Please observe.