In my day, the word challenge implied that something was actually, well, challenging. Remember 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge? Hackneyed and pointless or not, it was at least a genuine ordeal. Or what about the Kylie Lip Challenge? Against medical advice, kids defied one another to get their lips to swell using shot glasses as vacuums. Show More Summary
In 2014, millions of people doused themselves in icy water to raise money for ALS. Was it worth it?
Comedians Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll will donate to Puerto Rico hurricane relief for each gawky puberty pic tweeted by a star.
Chad Johnson says NFL protests have been "politically whitewashed from why it started in the first place" -- and says kneeling has turned into "a goddamn Ice Bucket Challenge." The ex-NFL superstar was smokin' a stogie in West Hollywood on Thursday…
The Internet search browser came up, and Pete took a deep breath. His fingers trembled.
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge has been honored by the Roman Catholic prep school he attended in Massachusetts.
For me, the Ice Bucket Challenge is not just a way to raise money for ALS research. It’s not just about hope. The effect
They say he’s more than a man but less than a god. When they say this, of course, they’re talking about Vladimir Putin?—?king of the shameless outdoor bare-chested, dad bod(ish) photo. Here he is, for example, flipping a judo opponent (without...Show More Summary
Sam Shepard has tragically passed away at the age of 73 after battling ALS (the terrible disease that prompted the ice bucket challenge.) The actor, director, and famed playwright passed over the weekend in Kentucky, and since news of his death became public, celebrities have been paying tribute to him on social media. You may [...]
Get ready for Ice Bucket Challenge Week. The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a bill designating the first week of August as a time to honor Pete Frates. The former Boston … Click to Continue »
Following the largest single act of social media fundraising, the ALS Association was faced with a “good crisis”—and a big challenge.
In today's social media driven society an internet meme or online trend can explode in popularity overnight, remember the Ice Bucket challenge? But why do some online trends take the world by storm before disappearing just as quickly as they arrive?
In a contemporary context, several Internet “challenges” have gone viral in recent years which have encouraged people to perform tasks that play well into our sensibilities for recording our lives in order to entertain others. Whether that was attempting to eat a spoonful of cinnamon, snorting condoms, lighting oneself on fire, doing the running man, […]
Pete Frates, the man who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and even helped to raise over $200 million for research, is struggling to pay for his own care. For those who don't know, the 32-year-old behind the viral charity challenge has been left nearly entirely paralyzed due to the debilitating disease. Related: Maria Menounos Waited To [...]
The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge has received an outpouring of generosity.
Pete Frates, 32, just shared a video of himself listening to Pearl Jam.
The man credited with creating the Ice Bucket Challenge is in the hospital as continues to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Ice Bucket Challenge was designed to promote awareness and encourage donations to research on ALS.
Peter Frates posted a video of himself in a hospital bed while Pearl Jam’s Alive played in the background after multiple newspapers announced he had died The man who helped raise over $100m to combat the neurodegenerative disease ALS...Show More Summary
The paralyzed former college baseball captain who helped inspire the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised more than $100 million to find a cure for Lou Gherig’s disease, was hospitalized with the illness last week, his family said. “He’s battling the Beast with all he’s got,” Pete Frates’s brother wrote to the Boston Herald on Saturday — after Frates was moved from the […]