Would You Participate In The Ice Bucket Challenge? Oprah Did!
Lord have mercy according to reports, Oprah is the latest participant to take on the "Ice Bucket Challenge". After being called out by Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tyler Perry, Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell, she agreed to dump water over her head with the assistance of BFF Gayle King.
As of today, more than a million challenge videos have been posted on Facebook so far. Oprah Screams Her Way Through the ALS #IceBucketChallenge
The challenge has raised well over $4 million and counting, according to the ALS Association. The money from the challenge will be used to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – the fatal disease facing former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who is credited with steering a meaningless ice bucket celebrity gimmick into a focus on ALS. The ice bucket aspect is the summer equivalent of the many “polar bear” swims and plunges each winter that raise money and attention for ALS. Hey Cynics, Hold That Cold Water: Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Worked