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#IceBucketChallenge raises $12m for ALS

Celebrities and citizens all over the globe have been pouring ice water over their heads.

Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs pour ice water on their heads. Picture: Twitter

NEW YORK Its a phenomenon thats gone viral, but the #IceBucketChallenge has also raised a record amount of money for the organisation that helps those dealing with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or motor neuron disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord.

The challenge in which celebrities and people pour a bucket of ice water over their head and donate the money to the foundation has swept across the globe.

Dr Dre is one of the latest celebs to do it.

Hes now nominated Eminem to take on the challenge next.

The ALS association which helps those suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has reported nearly $12 million as a result.

But there has been criticism that the challenge wastes water.

The State of California, home to Hollywood, is currently experiencing a drought.

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