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Lea Salonga accepts ice bucket challenge, dares ‘Glee’, ‘Voice’ stars

By: - Reporter
/ 12:11 PM August 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Broadway musical star and actress Lea Salonga has taken up the challenge to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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In a video posted YouTube on Thursday night, Salonga said she was nominated by Il Divo singer Urs Buhler.
Salonga, however, revealed that more than accepting the challenge of the viral fund raiser to combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, she is doing it for a personal  reason, which is to honor the memory of her husband ‘s uncle, Tommy Lee,  who passed away from ALS.

“It’s out of love for him that we’re both doing this. Well, I’m gonna be the one drenched. He (her husband) is the one doing the drenching,” she said in the video.

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The singer-actress challenged Filipino-American and Glee actor Darren Chris, actor Aga Muhlach and her “The Voice of the Philippines” fellow judges Apl.d.Ap, Sarah Geronimo, and Bamboo to do the ice bucket challenge and donate to the ALS organization or any local ALS organization.

The ice bucket challenge is the latest craze in social media where a number of celebrities and athletes have buckets of ice and ice-cold water dumped while on them while tagging others to do the same to raise awareness about the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or the Lou Gehrig’s disease.

According to the ALS Association in America, ALS “is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to (the patient’s) death.”
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