WATCH: James Franco, Ruby Rose and Lady Gaga do the ice bucket challenge
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WATCH: James Franco, Ruby Rose and Lady Gaga do the ice bucket challenge

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:45 Written by // Sabine Brix

You’re probably sick of your social media feed being saturated with people participating in the ice bucket challenge by now, so we’ve picked some of our favourite LGBTI folk getting drenched for the cause.

The #IceBucketChallenge is linked to the ALS Association in their fight against the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and has swept over social media like a torrential downpour.

Participants can nominate whether they want to donate money to ALS, or dump a bucket of ice water over their head. Once they decide they must then nominate three friends to do the same within a 24-hour period.

Watch James Franco

The challenge has gone viral with many people, including a host of celebrities, uploading videos of themselves being doused with water. But with so many choosing to accept the ice-bucket challenge, where does that leave the pool of donations to ALS?

Watch Lady Gaga

“We are somewhat shocked at how many people are ‘putting their money where their mouths are’ for this challenge,” associate director of the ALS Association Erin Fleming told The Washington Post.

“In our experience, it’s difficult for awareness campaigns to translate into dollars, but the Ice Bucket Challenge has certainly succeeded on both fronts.”

It certainly has, with over $13.3 million in donations already being received by the organisation within the last month.

Check out other LGBTI stars doing the ice bucket challenge

Watch Lance Bass

Watch Iggy Azalea

Watch Ruby Rose

 

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Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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