As the video opens, McCartney said, “I'm the fashion designer. I'm not going to get wet.” But seconds later, the pair were doused with ice water and both screamed loudly as the cold water hit them. “We'd like to nominate Bono, Sir Paul McCartney …,” said Martin. “And Angelina Jolie,” said Stella McCartney.
ALS announced as of August 23, the ALS Association has received $62.5 million in donations compared to $2.4 million in the exact same period from July 29 to August 23 last year. These donations have come from existing donors and 1.2 million new donors to The Association, it said.
The campaign has gone viral partly through the use of social media and hashtags #icebucketchallenge, #alsicebucketchallenge, and #strikeoutals. Other celebrities who have done the challenge include KISS, Def Leppard, actor Ian McKellan, singer 50 Cent, Charles Barkley, singer Kelly Clarkson, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Meanwhile, a nine-year-old who posted a video on YouTube August 22 pouring the ice bucket on his head in his bathtub called on Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to pick up the ALS ice bucket challenge. The boy named Mark, said in the video, “This might sound crazy but I challenge Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. You guys have 24 hours.” There's no word if the two Beatles will honor the request.