BTS has joined the growing list of 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge participants after being called out on Instagram.
The Ice Bucket Challenge began in 2014 as a way to promote the awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). This challenge encourages nominated participants to film themselves dumping ice water over their heads and then nominating someone else to do the same.
MOMOLAND‘s JooE participated in this year’s challenge.
Once nominated, Ice Bucket Challenge participants have 24 hours to accept the challenge. If they fail to accept the challenge, they forfeit through a charitable donation. Many participants, however, still choose to make a donation to the cause even if they do take the icy plunge.
Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun took a frigid dip in the name of charity!
Jinusean‘s Sean Ro, nicknamed the “Charity Angel“, is one of ALS’s strongest celebrity advocates.
He started up the Ice Bucket Challenge this year to raise funds for the Seungil Hope Foundation’s first hospital for ALS patients in Korea.
On Instagram, Sean Ro invited BTS to join the challenge, mentioning the generous donations Chinese ARMYs have already made in BTS’s name.
“Chinese fans of BTS already sent 10 million won to the Seungil Hope Foundation in BTS V and Jungkook‘s names.” — Sean Ro
BTS isn’t known to back down from a challenge, and this is no exception. The group answered Sean Ro’s call on June 27 by making a monetary donation. BTS posted their Certificate of Donation on Twitter.
션 선배님의 지목을 받아 아이스버킷 챌린지에 참여하게 되었습니다. 좋은 일에 함께하게 되어 정말 기쁜 마음입니다. 저희의 참여로 인해 더 많은 분들이 관심을 가져주셨으면 좋겠습니다. 감사합니다. pic.twitter.com/fKCxdyDQQd
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 27, 2018
“We participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Sean. We are very happy to join in your good work. We hope that more people will show interest through our participation. Thank you.” — BTS
Other idol participants include former 2NE1 members Park Bom…
…and Sandara Park…
…as well as MOMOLAND‘s Yeonwoo…
— 아스트로 (@offclASTRO) June 4, 2018
…and TWICE‘s Nayeon, Sana, and Momo.
A big shout out goes out to all 2018’s participants for helping this worthy cause!