Patrick Stewart moved on to the final frontier of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, boldly going where no other challenger has gone before.
As the Today Show reports: “Patrick Stewart moved on to the final frontier of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, boldly going where no other challenger has gone before. His simple and classy video speaks for itself.”
Patrick Stewart is featured in the video without any dialogue, filling out a check for an undisclosed amount and then using an ice bucket to place two ice cubes into a glass and drinks what appears to be whiskey.
Of particular note is the fact that Stewart doesn’t waste any water, “a criticism some have leveled against the challenge due to severe drought conditions in California and other areas,” as Today Show notes.
The ALS Association reports that as of Sunday, they have received a total of $70.2 million:
Contact:Carrie Munk The ALS [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Reach $70.2 Million
Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2014) — As of Sunday, August 24, The ALS Association has received $70.2 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 24). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.3 million new donors to The Association.
The ALS Association’s mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease. In addition, The Association’s public policy efforts empower people to advance public policies in our nation’s Capital that respond to the needs of people with ALS.
For more information, please contact Carrie Munk at [email protected].
You can watch Patrick Stewart’s ice-bucket challenge, below: