2019 Ice Bucket Challenge

1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Location: Wherever you choose to do it safely.

Founded in 2014 by Pete Frates, a Boston College captain who is living with Motor Neurone Disease (or ALS as it is known in the US) the Ice Bucket Challenge quickly went viral! Ice Bucket Challengers included celebrities such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake and many more!


Pete Frates set August as the Ice Bucket Challenge month until a cure for MND is found. You can get behind this fun campaign and help people with Motor Neurone Disease by taking up the challenge and getting your contacts to make a donation, or donate yourself, do the challenge, and then dare other people to take the challenge and or ask them to donate.



The Ice Bucket Challenge not only raises vital funds for us to find the CAUSE of MND, provide CARE to those affected, and ultimately find a CURE for this devastating disease, importantly it also raises awareness on MND in the wider community.


So make sure you take a video of yourself taking the challenge, and share it through social media and tag your friends to take the challenge.




1. Fill a bucket (or larger container) with water and ice

2. Tip it over your head

3. Challenge three other people to take the Ice Bucket Challenge within 48 hours

4. If nominees don't take the Ice Bucket Challenge within 48 hours they make a donation to MND Queensland.


You can take the challenge AND make a donation and ask the people you nominate to do the same!



1. Add your own personal touch.

2. Post your video/photos on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Use the hashtags #IceBucketChallenge, #EveryAugustUntilThereIsACure and #MND.

3. Post your video/photo on your social media and tag MND Queensland, @MNDAQ on Facebook, @MNDQueensland on Twitter or @mndqld on Instagram.

4. Make a donation yourself as well as taking the challenge.

5. Make a donation for each of your nominees who complete the challenge.



Please be safe in your challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge may not be suitable for small children, the elderly, anyone in poor health or animals of any kind, so please use your best judgment and take care. We recommend that you change into dry clothes as soon as possible after your challenge is complete.


If you’re in an area where there are water shortages, please consider just making a donation or recycling the water for later use.

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