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Health Corner: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

For those who are wondering why the hell everybody dumping Ice cold water on their heads here is the facts:The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern-Hemisphere summer of 2014.

The challenge dares nominated participants to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head. One common stipulation gives 24 hours from the time they are nominated to complete the dare; otherwise, the participant is asked to donate money to charity. Among the ones raising awareness about ALS we have to shine the light on Ravens former player O.J. Brigance who is currently battling the disease. Brigance is currently the team’s Senior Advisor to Player Development, and he released a statement Wednesday, urging people to donate for the cause. “The viral support the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has grown an unprecendted support and awareness for the ALS community. We all have to thank Peter Frates for coming up with the challenge to make ALS a relevant topic. This has been a fun way to get the world talking about ALS.

“The viral support the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has grown an unprecendted support and awareness for the ALS community. We all have to thank Peter Frates for coming up with the challenge to make ALS a relevant topic. This has been a fun way to get the world talking about ALS. “However, I want to challenge everybody to not only talk, or just accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, but to give. Please go to my website: BriganceBrigrade.org to make a donation to help us fight ALS. Keep the ice buckets dumping, everybody!”

From you see the Ice bucket challenge sweeping America you should know it's just a matter of time before you see your fellow Jamaicans dumping Ice water on their heads. Starting from the most popular man in Jamaica since Bob Marley Usain Bolt! Tessanne Chin also one of Jamaica's most notable celebrities after winning "The Voice"competition accepted the challenge as you will see her here dumping the ice cold water over her head. As the challenge sweeps the world you can expect to see many more artist and celebrities dumping ice cold water on their heads for a good cause. Just this morning Minister of Youth and Culture has been nominated by Usain Bolt to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for charity. Hanna has accepted and dumped on video in her office. Amongst another few names that have taken the challenge Warren Weir, Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and many more will be added in the days to come.

 

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