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Celebrities take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - VIDEOS

By Sowetan LIVE | 2014-08-23 14:33:54.0

Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey and David Beckham are among the hundreds of celebrities to have recently taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has expanded beyond the United States across the world.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge $100 to ALS research.

Many have done both, in an effort has raise millions of dollars for the ALS Association, which combats amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Some 30,000 Americans have ALS, which attacks the nervous system and eventually leaves victims paralyzed.

 

Hip-hop artists accept the challenge

 

Springboks take on the challenge

 

Nicole Scheirzinger accepted the challenge

 

Will Smith accepted the challenge

 

Oprah Winfrey accepted the challenge

 

 

Tyler Perry accepted the challenge

 

Football players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar JR and more accepted the challenge

 

Victoria Beckham takes the challenge

 

 

SOURCES: Sapa-AFP, Youtube

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