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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Take the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge"

Along with their long and talented careers, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart have taken the internet by storm with a campaign of Twitter that started when they resided in New York City! These viral sensations continue their cyberspace dominance as they take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

First up was Sir Ian with a very excited group on the set of Sherlock Holmes.

Not to be outdone, Sir Patrick executed his challenge with an approach of quiet sophistication.

To learn more about the Ice Bucket Challenge or to contribute, visit the official site at

What is ALS?
“ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (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 their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.”

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