Patrick Stewart’s Response to the Ice Bucket Challenge (YouTube)

Patrick Stewart’s Response to the Ice Bucket Challenge (YouTube)

Dignified, and healthy.

In the summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became popular as a way of raising money for and awareness of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In this challenge, celebrities dump a bucket of ice water on their heads and then often challenge three other celebrities to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles in Shakespeare, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the X-Men movies, accepted the challenge but modified it to a more dignified version. His video, in which he does not speak, shows him writing a check to the charitable organization ALS Association and then taking ice from an ice bucket, putting it in a glass, pouring liquor into the glass, and then drinking the liquor. Sir Patrick is 74 years old, and this is a healthy version of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

For More Information: ALS Association, “Fight ALS with the #IceBucketChallenge.” Accessed 23 August 2014

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