Here's Why All Of Your Facebook Friends Are Taking The #IceBucketChallenge

It's a meme for a good cause!

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Have you noticed a lot of people posting videos lately tagged with #IceBucketChallenge?

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It's pretty much everywhere you look this summer.

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Frates' former teammates issued the challenge to their friends and it started spreading.

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They based it on a game pro golfers were doing for charity and the two causes collided, then the #IceBucketChallenge became a huge thing.

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Since then it's spun out to the whole internet, with people nominating 10 friends who then pass it on.

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On Thursday, 200 people in Boston took it at once.

200 buckets of ice are waiting in Copley Square for the Boston #IceBucketChallenge. 1pm

BostonTweet@BostonTweet

200 buckets of ice are waiting in Copley Square for the Boston #IceBucketChallenge. 1pm

12:41 PM - 07 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A few days before that the Boston Police Department all accepted the challenge.

Great shot! @bostonpolice #IceBucketChallenge #strikeoutals for @PeteFrates3! @RachelOMcGuire @DeputyGross #wcvb

Karen Anderson@karenreports

Great shot! @bostonpolice #IceBucketChallenge #strikeoutals for @PeteFrates3! @RachelOMcGuire @DeputyGross #wcvb

11:03 AM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As well as the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh.

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It's still huge in Massachusetts, but thanks to huge chunks of Facebook tagging each other, it's now happening all over the country.

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The way it connects with ALS research is that if you nominate someone and they don't accept the challenge they have to donate $100 to an ALS charity.

#UVa Tom O’Brien takes #IceBucketChallenge to honor former Eagles. @PeteFrates3 @BCSportsNews http://t.co/L0qa0G5ArM

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#UVa Tom O’Brien takes #IceBucketChallenge to honor former Eagles. @PeteFrates3 @BCSportsNews
http://t.co/L0qa0G5ArM

11:55 AM - 07 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My little sister, living in Boston, nominated me, so I decided to take it on behalf of BuzzFeed. And we're nominating the rest of the internet!

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