Here's Why All Of Your Facebook Friends Are Taking The #IceBucketChallenge
It's a meme for a good cause!
The whole meme started with Boston native Peter Frates. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Frates was a star athlete at Boston College and the diagnosis effectively ended his sports career. He's now working to raise awareness and funds to aid research into the disease.
They based it on a game pro golfers were doing for charity and the two causes collided, then the #IceBucketChallenge became a huge thing.
It's still huge in Massachusetts, but thanks to huge chunks of Facebook tagging each other, it's now happening all over the country.
(Sorry about my gross stomach...)
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