For those who have been living under a rock for the past week or so, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a challenge to dump a bucket of ice on yourself. Once you’ve done so, you nominate three others to take up the challenge themselves. However, it’s not just doing it for the sake of doing it. The intent is to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and to encourage donations to fund research and support. More information can be found here. (Link leads to ALS US, additional links have been included at the bottom of the post.)
There’s been no shortage of well-known people who have taken up the challenge, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, George Takei, Bill Gates, The Foo Fighters, and dozens of others. However, I’ve decided to round up videos from authors who have accepted the challenge.I know there’s likely quite a few that I’m missing, feel free to let me know of any, and I’ll add them to the post.
Tad Williams (not on Youtube, it’s a Facebook video)
George R. R. Martin
What’s been your favourite one so far? Any that I’m missing and need to be added? Let me know!
MND Association (England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Stichting ALS Nederland (Netherlands)
The ALS League of Belgium/ALS Liga België (Belgium)
Asociación Española de Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica (ADELA) (Spain)
Associazione Italiana Sclerosci Lterale Amiotrofia (AISLA ONLUS) (Italy)
Link above is for the ALS US, Can you edit and include for ALS Canada?
First one is english and second one is in french. Since Canada is bilingual.
Extended request: link to ALS in other countries that you have visitors/viewers/etc… from.
Will do! Thank you for that. I hadn’t thought of that. I’ve added the two links you provided, and will add more as I go through and get the links for others.
Also, great to see another Canadian! :)
I am loving these, my favorite so far was Ian McKellan. The smile on his face made my day!
I hadn’t watched his before you mentioned it.. His smile was great! :) I too, am enjoying these. They’re fun.