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Summer Glau ALS ice bucket Challenge

Added by Fermi on Aug 23, 2014 | 5 COMMENTS


Yesterday Joss Whedon nominated Summer Glau for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (see video at the bottom). Today a new video of Summer Glau accepting Whedon's nomination and doing the Ice Bucket Challenge (see description below) was posted online by Summer's fiance Val Morrisson. Watch this awesome and refreshing video below:

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 She nominates Josh Friedman, Gina Torres and her husband Laurence Fishburne.

Unless you’ve living under a rock you must have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote ALS. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Dick Costolo, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Christie, Triple H and Martha Stewart have all participated in the challenge and asked fellow celebs to do the same.

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. 

Go to www.als.org to donate.

Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Reach $62.5 Million as of Saturday, August 23, 2014, compared to $2.4 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 23). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.2 million new donors to The Association. 

 

‘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. 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.

 




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Total comments: 5

  Message #1 | MattM | 2014 Aug 24, 03:04 GMT



And here I was thinking that she wouldn't be up to do this.... guess I stand corrected. She's a real trooper, both on and off set.

  Message #2 | Fermi | 2014 Aug 23, 21:10 GMT



I'm very impressed. Brave woman!

  Message #3 | chrisdvanne | 2014 Aug 23, 23:05 GMT



That was a good one, loved Summer's reaction!

Side note: I'm officially an idiot for saying publicly the odds of seeing Summer doing the ice bucket challenge were close to zero. Sincere apologies Joss Whedon and Summer Glau. Summer, I'm sorry I doubted you would take up the ice bucket challenge.

  Message #4 | chrisdvanne | 2014 Aug 24, 06:44 GMT



I'm happy we were both wrong wink

In our defence, Summer has no presence online and we could legitimately wonder how she would post her challenge. Well, she (her fiance in this case) simply created a YT account, like Jos Whedon did.

  Message #5 | chrisdvanne | 2014 Aug 25, 06:58 GMT



Josh Friedman's answer to Summer Glau calling him for the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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I don't think it counts but instead of accepting Summer Glau's ALS ice challenge I'm in bed icing my injured back. #oldjewicechallenge



 
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