Bundesliga stars taken on the #IceBucketChallenge

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Mario Gotze, David Alaba and Jerome Boateng have posted the Ice Bucket Challenge videos as the Bundesliga gets taken over by this viral trend. 

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken social media by storm as more and more recognised faces, both sports stars and celebrities, take part to help raise awareness for Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 

Cristiano Ronaldo has also posted a video, whilst also marketing his latest collection of underwear, before he nominated music icons, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne. 

Mario Gotze & David Alaba

The campaign was initially started in the US by former American Football player, Steve Gleason who suffers from the nerve disease.

He set up the challenge where the candidate must pour a bucket of ice cold water over their head after being nominated by another person, as simple as that.

They have 24 hours to do it or they can donate $100 dollars to the ALS Association yet most people who have taken part have done both. 

Raising awareness...

The awareness campaign seamed into the football world when the Manchester United community took inspiration from the idea and created a similar trend to help the James McCarthy Foundation.

From there, the Full Time Devils community urged Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and then Darren Fletcher to participate in the challenge and from then on it has been passed on across the major European leagues, roping in many major names. Among them, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Balotelli, Neymar and Steven Gerrard have taken part. 

Jerome Boateng Challenge

Pierre-Michel Lasogga Challenge

Änis Ben-Hatira Challenge

The campaign has been spreading across social media and with the number of high profile names taking part increasing, so is the money raised. £8 million has been raised from these past three weeks for the ALS Association. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a condition that affects the brain and the spinal cord, making it difficult to move muscles and this can result in paralysis. 

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