Ice Bucket Challenge - updates

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U.S. athlete who inspired 'ice bucket challenge' dies at 34

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:16 AM

A one-time college athlete from the Boston area, Pete Frates' struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is one of the inspirations behind the ice bucket challenge which took social media by storm in 2014

INSPIRATION. In this file photo taken on December 08, 2014 Pete Frates and Julie Frates attend the Sportsman Of The Year 2014 Ceremony in New York City.  Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images North America/AFP

Readers say the 10 best Instagram moments of 2014 are...

Dec 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Which Instagram posts make the most impact this year?

World Cup, Ebola top Facebook sharing list

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:28 PM

The World Cup is the most shared item globally followed by the Ebola crisis Brazilian elections the death of actor Robin Williams and the Ice Bucket Challenge

FACEBOOK.  In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Why are celebrities grabbing their 'nuts' on social media?

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Move over ALSIceBucketChallenge A new cause is making the rounds on social media

US firefighter dies from injuries in Ice Bucket mishap

Sep 22, 2014 - 2:17 AM

Officials confirm a US firefighter who suffered serious injuries in an accident during an Ice Bucket Challenge event at a Kentucky university last month

CAPTAIN TONY GRIDER. Photo from Facebook.

Businessman starts Rice Bucket Challenge in PH, tags MVP

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Modelling India s campaign Henry Lim Bon Liong challenges Filipinos to give one bucket of rice to a family in need This is for everybody Kahit ano ng bigas ibigay mo okay lang

#PugadBaboy: Fund raising

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fund raising punchline 3

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fund raising punchline 2

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Drilon dared: 'Go mohawk' if proven you got P1B from DAP

Sep 03, 2014 - 3:46 PM

The Senate President says he only got P100M from Malacañang s controversial DAP UNA s Toby Tiangco dares him to go all mohawk if it s proven he actually got P1B

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED? UNA's Toby Tiangco (L) challenges Sen Franklin Drilon (R) to prove he didn't get P1B in DAP. File photos by Rappler

'Ice Bucket Challenge' passes $100-M mark

Aug 30, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Between July 29 and August 29 100 9 million had been raised in donations compared with 2 8 million during the same period last year

Aquino on the Pope, Gilas, and the ice bucket challenge

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:33 PM

President Benigno Aquino III shares his thoughts on his idol his okay love life and why he can t get doused with a bucket of iced water even for a cause

LIGHTER ISSUES. President Benigno Aquino III entertains more casual questions after an extensive political interview. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Angara bill to help patients with ALS, rare diseases

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Aside from filing the bill Senator Sonny Angara also accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge

PH stars do Ice Bucket Challenge: Kris, Kathniel, BB, and more

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Zoren Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel Kris Aquino Anne Curtis and newly engaged Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera are just some of the celebrities who did the challenge

Duterte ducks De Lima's ice bucket challenge

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he would rather donate to ALS research than take on the ice bucket challenge citing a recent bout with pneumonia

Homer Simpson does the Ice Bucket Challenge, 'Simpsons' style

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Guess who the beloved patriarch of the Simpsons nominated for the challenge

Philippine bishops: Ice bucket challenge OK if...

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:07 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines sets a condition for the challenge: Donations shouldn t go to a crime against embryos and fetuses

GLOBAL TREND. A handout photograph released by NBA Yao School shows former NBA star Yao Ming being doused with ice water in an 'ice bucket challenge' during a graduation ceremony for students of his NBA Yao school in Beijing, China on August 23, 2014. Photo by NBA Yao School/EPA

Filipino tycoons join ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:03 AM

UPDATED Megaworld’s Andrew Tan AIM president Steven DeKrey and McDonald’s Philippines’ president Kenneth Yang have donated to the cause Will other Filipino business leaders follow suit?

Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Aug 26, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Instead of ice people in India and other south Asian countries are asking social media users to fill a bucket with rice to feed those in need

RICE NOT ICE. In this photograph taken on June 3, 2014, a Nepalese resident prepares rice to be used to make raksi, a Nepalese alcoholic beverage, at Kirtipur on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema/AFP

Rappler takes up the #IceBucketChallenge, and tags...

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Guess which newsmakers we ve challenged to help increase awareness about the ALS disease

SPLASH. Members of the Rappler team take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Killjoy

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Killjoy punchline 2

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Killjoy punchline 3

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

FAST FACTS: ALS and the ice bucket challenge

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Not all those who join the video challenge know what ALS is or what the video is all about Here are some facts you need to know about the disease and the ice bucket challenge

Indonesian celebrities take on ALS ice bucket challenge

Aug 25, 2014 - 1:57 PM

President elect Joko Widodo and losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto have been challenged as well

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Famous Indonesian personalities take on the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Scotland leaders in last independence TV debate

Aug 24, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The campaign on both sides has adopted a lighter tone in recent days with leading figures taking on the ice bucket challenge

DEBATE NO. 1. Leader of the 'Better Together' campaign and former British minister Alistair Darling (R) gestures as he speaks during an STV live television debate on Scottish independence with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond (L) and moderated by Bernard Ponsonby (C) in Glasgow, Scotland on August 5, 2014. Peter Devlin/Pool/EPA

Why I refuse to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Weeks have passed and the ALS Foundation has earned more than US 15M thanks to the viral campaign but at what real cost?

Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Corey Griffin 27 helped popularize the trend in which people either pledge 100 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by frigid water then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. Ken Little, VP Engineering at Tumblr, Katherine Barna, Head of Communications at Tumblr, and Lee Brown, Head of Global Sales at Tumblr accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the ringing of the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite on August 21, 2014 in New York City. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images/AFP

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 22, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Federal government ethics rules prevent those in high public office such as ambassadors from doing things for private gain no matter how worthy the cause is

FOR A GOOD CAUSE. Celebrities unite to raise money for ALS, but US diplomats won't be joining in. Screengrabs from YouTube and Facebook

#PugadBaboy: Complain and explain

Aug 22, 2014 - 5:00 AM

WATCH: Nonito Donaire puts own spin on Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 20, 2014 - 2:37 PM

Wary of complaints that water was being wasted and that money wasn’t being donated Donaire put his own spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised 5 000 in the process

DUNKED FOR A CAUSE. Nonito Donaire Jr. had a bit of fun with his spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Chris Algieri dares Pacquiao to Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Chris Algieri won’t step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao until November 23 but that didn’t stop him from issuing an early challenge

COLD CHALLENGE. Chris Algieri soaks in ice water moments after issuing the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Pacman. Screenshot from Instagram