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Ice Bucket Challenge with Woods, McIlroy

Ice Bucket Challenge with Woods, McIlroy

Ice Bucket Challenge with Woods, McIlroy

Ice Bucket Challenge

PGA super stars Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods join the viral hit, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise money to fight the fatal disease.

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have succumbed to the pressure (or are just decent fellas) and taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS. The duo, who also appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (Also see the Aug. 18, 2014 segment below.), took turns dumping bins of ice water on each other at Monday’s kickoff of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in New Jersey.

The ice bucket challenge went viral in summer 2014. The challenge dares nominated participants to have a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. Then they can give 24 hours from the time they are nominated to complete the dare; otherwise, they donate money to charity (Just about everyone donates to the ALS Association anyway.).

It’s just good clean — and cold — fun for a great cause.

Woods then challenged Nike’s Phil Knight and tennis star Rafael Nadal, meanwhile McIlroy challenged English soccer stud Wayne Rooney, 43rd president George W. Bush and Suits actress Meghan Markle.

According to a tweet from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $22.9 million in 22 days. Compare that to the $23.5 million the national chapter of the ALS Association raised in all of 2013.

What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, according to the ALS Association.  The cause of ALS is unknown, but it can strike anyone. And approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. ALS is 100 percent fatal. There is only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ALS, which only modestly extends survival by two to three months.

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Here’s more of Woods, McIlroy and Fallon laughing it up in a face-breaking segment:

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