The fight against ALS gets a boost from Hollywood — one ice cold shower at a time.
The viral craze known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” urges people to raise awareness for — and money to fight against — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) by pouring a bucket of ice cold water on their heads and then nominating others to either do the same or donate money. (Many have done both.)
Some of the stars who have jumped on board to support the cause include “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, who hilariously attempted to skirt the rules of the challenge, but to no avail.
Jennifer Lopez recruited her six-year-old twins Max and Emme to get the job done.
Taylor Swift and Jaime King teamed up for the challenge and donated $100 for every person that joined them.
Among Swift’s nominees was her pal Selena Gomez — who posted this video to Instagram before passing on the challenge to James Franco and supermodel Cara Delevingne.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo famously took his ice bucket shower in his underwear before giving the experience two thumbs up. (Coincidentally, that’s exactly what we gave his video.)
Oprah got some help from best friend Gayle King to achieve her super-soaked look.
Both Justins — Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber got iced for the cause.
Bieber was one of many famous names to nominate President Barack Obama. Although the POTUS politely declined, he did promise to donate to the cause.
Lil Wayne threw the bucket at Drake during one of their concerts.
Blake Shelton nominated fellow “Voice” coach Gwen Stefani.
Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates accepted his challenge from Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg.
Charlie Sheen put his own twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge, opting to shower himself with “ten thousand dollars in cash,” which he promised to donate to ALS research. Other celeb participants include Lady Gaga, Martha Stewart, and Kerry Washington, who accepted the challenge on behalf of her “Scandal” cast.
The ALS Association has reported donations in the millions since the challenge went viral on a little over two weeks ago with this video by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who suffers from the disease. Frates nominated himself after learning about the Ice Bucket Challenge from ALS charity Quinn for the Win founder, Patt Quinn, who was diagnosed last year.