All over the country, people are dousing themselves with buckets of ice-cold water. Why? To raise money to fight ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neuro-degenerative condition. The Ice Bucket Challenge has spread like wildfire through social media outlets, in large part thanks to participation by celebrities (everyone from J Lo, to Lebron James, to Vogue’s notoriously stern editor Anna Wintour). As of this writing, it has raised over $100 million for ALS research.

MIA staffers have taken the plunge, too. Though this ornate vessel was intended for ice cream, it would make a lovely ice bucket, don’t you think? —Katie Wildfong, Family & Teen Programs, September 2


Image: Elise Amendola, time.com

Source: ALS Association, alsa.org