Comedian –Actor Vice Ganda does the ALS Ice bucket challenge. It happened at the set of ABS-CBN’s noontime show ‘Its Showtime’ on Monday, August 25, 2014.
The It’s Showtime host did the challenge after receiving a nomination from his friend’s actress /talk show host Kris Aquino, newscasters Korina Sanchez- Roxas, and news reporter Doris Bigornia.
Instead of the usual pouring a bucket of ice-cold water in the head, the Preybeyt Benjamin star’s version has some deviation. Prior to doing the challenge, Vice Ganda performs the hit single “Hot and Cold” of Katy Perry.
He wears a complete attire and with backup dancers during the performance. Afterward, the staff pours a huge pail filled with ice-cold water over his head.
Watch the video below:
According to Vice Ganda, he did the challenge to spread awareness about the ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain down to the spinal cord.
He did it to make the public familiar with the said uncurable disease (yet). Aside from doing the stunt, the Petrang Kabayo star also donated to ALS Association.
Vice Ganda afterward nominate some of his friends. He nominates actors Coco Martin, Richard Yap, and Its Showtime director Bobet Vidanes. He also challenges his fans – the Little Ponies to do the ALS challenge.
In the latter part of the video, co-host of the noontime show, Billy Crawford explained to the audience the reason behind the challenge. He said that getting drenched with ice-cold water is the same feeling that ALS patients experience when they undergo therapy.