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The ALS Ice Bucket challenge trend, started by Hansika Motwani in India, seems to be spreading way to fast. After Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar uploaded their videos, guess who's the next Bollywood biggie to take plunge? It's none other that Sunny Leone.
Accepting the challenge given to her by family members and her Twitter fans, Sunny poured ice-cold water over her head and uploaded the video on YouTube. Further, she nominated rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh to take up the challenge. So, what you do thing, will Yo Yo take up the challenge within the next 24 hours?
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What is the ALS Bucket challenge?
Well the challenge involves pouring a bucket a bucket of cold ice water over their heads to raise awareness and fight ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig's disease. The challenge is simple, pour ice-cold water over your head and then challenge someone else to do it. The person challenged has to do so within 24 hours or donate $100 to fight ALS. Even if a person completes the challenge, they're welcome to donate the money.
What is ALS?
'ALS is a disease of the nervous system that affects the motor neurons in the brain and the spinal cord,' says Dr Sudhir Kumar, senior consultant neurologist, Institute of Neurosciences, Hyderabad. These motor neurons carry signals from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. 'The disease is progressive in nature, which means once it starts it affects all body parts and ultimately causes complete loss of muscle movement and co-ordination. There is absolutely no hope of improvement in ALS and in the later stages the patient loses the ability to grab things, speak or even move any body part,' he explains.
How did it start?
The ALS Association credits Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player for making the challenge popular. He's been living with the disease since 2012, and it has become a phenomenon since Frates took the challenge at the end of last month.
Has it helped raise awareness?
The ALS Association has already received over $4 million in donations between July 29th and 12th August which suggests that people are definitely aware about the condition. Read more about ALS causes, diagnosis, symptoms and diagnosis
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