If you’ve not heard of the “Ice Bucket” challenge, you must be living under a rock. Everyone’s favorite celebrity is following the trend, which originated online. Supposedly, its all for a charity to raise money to fight ALS ( Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi) known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Rapper Pras is the latest celebrity to take the challenge. The two-time Grammy Award winner traveled to Pyongyang’s Taedong River, in Korea.
The American rapper and documentary filmmaker said he wanted to join in the immensely popular charity challenge and thought Pyongyang where the ice bucket craze is unknown would be the perfect place to do it.
“I thought I’d put a little twist to it,”he said. “When we go to places, my crew, we stick out. You can tell instantly these guys aren’t from this neck of the woods. But the people have been good to us.”
He said he passed on the challenge to four people, including former bandmate Lauryn Hill and Britain’s Prince Harry.
I wonder if Pras knows, Over 73% of all donations raised are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations. Less than 9% is used for research to find a cure. Also, 93% of patients in the ALS database are Caucasians and Blacks are rarely effected.
Source: The Guardian