Would you take an icy-cold shower for a good cause? Two women get doused during the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square to raise funds and awareness for the disease called ALS (- AP photos)
Would you take an icy-cold shower for a good cause?
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Ice bucket challenges are being used to raise money for special causes. Style expert Martha Stewart has been doused. So has Matt Lauer from NBCs Today show. And pro golfer Greg Norman did it, too.

Those willing to pour ice water on themselves then challenge others to do the same. If they don't, they must make a donation to a charity. Each person asks more friends, who nominate still more friends.

Friends and relatives of former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates used it to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig's disease. Lauer got soaked with ice water after Norman challenged him.

Operation 300 in Stewart, Florida, hosts a camp for kids who lost their fathers to war. Firefighters raise money for the foundation. It costs $20 to have the icy water poured on you. If you don't want to get wet, you still can be involved. But you have to pay $50!

There can be dangers. In some states, police warned parents and kids to avoid jumping into frigid or fast-moving waters.

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COMMENTS (3)
  • NatalyL-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 02:11 p.m.

    I did the ice bucket challenge it was so cold .

  • ryan0420-yyca
    10/14/2014 - 08:44 p.m.

    I would like to be nominated because it would feel refresing on a hot day if I get nominated on a hot day. I would also not want to be nominated because California is on a drout. If there is no cure to the disease why are people donating money for no use. What does the disease do to you? Does the ice bucket challenge use dry ice?

  • LillyS-Hor
    4/24/2015 - 01:58 p.m.

    That would be so COLD! But I would do it . It would be so FUN! I would do it because my Aunt has done it before.

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