ICE BUCKET FOR ALS

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ICE BUCKET FOR ALS

It has now become a very common for celebrities to accept the Ice Bucket challenge which has turned into a whole new rage. This is simply to promote awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Motor Neurone Disease which is a progressive disease that attacks the motor nerves causing muscle weakness and wasting and sadly there is no cure.

Now all over the world celebrities are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge were they had to agree to pour ice cold water over there head  and pledge money for the research of Motor Neurone Disease. People who have taken part in this are some of the most famous actors, musicians and businessmen.

The list includes Justin Timberlake, Bill Gates, lady Gaga, Brittney Spears, Justine Bieber and Selena Gomez and the list keeps growing. But the reality is many people have died or still suffering because of this debilitating disease.

The most famous person at present who has Motor Neurone Disease is eminent physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. Other famous people who suffered and died were.

Motor Neurone Disease is also called Lou Gehrig Disease named after this famous New York Yankee base ball player Lou Gehrig.

Lead Belly one of the best American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing, and his ability to play the twelve string guitar.

David Niven was a Hollywood superstar who starred in such films like the Guns of Navarone and his Oscar winning performance in Separate Tables.

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