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If you’ve been on Facebook this week, you’ve likely seen pictures of people drenching themselves in ice water, accompanied by the hashtag #icebucketchallenge.

It’s all part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for ALS and ALS research, as well as a fun time for those who enjoy watching silly videos.

To that end, here’s The Bachelorette winner Josh Murray doing just as the #icebucketchallenge would imply, and nominating fiancee Andi Dorman:

Josh Murray ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The idea behind the challenge is this that one receives challenge from someone else and then have 24 hours to accept, as Josh Murray has done here.

In doing so, the participant shouts out the cause he is supporting and challenging friends to continue the message, and/or donating money to charity.

if you choose not to accept, which would just be lame, because it’s harmless and fun, you have to donate $100 to an ALS association of your choice.

Which you could just do anyway. And should, to make a real difference.

Before it made its way to our beloved Bachelorette duo, the meme began with Julie and Pete Frates, who has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a debilitating, even fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

A friend of Pete’s crated this challenge and it soon spread to their fellow Boston College alumni, pro sports teams, reality stars and regular folks alike.

Says Julie Frates of the impetus behind the fun Internet trend, "I want to make it so clear that this is to raise awareness for what the disease is."

"Not only do we not have any treatment, we don’t even know what causes it. Just for people to know the severity of the disease and what we’re up against is all we can ask for."

You’re up, Andi.