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Robert Downey Jr. Gets Doused In A Bucket Of Ice – For Charity

Stay frosty, Iron Man.

Robert Downey Jr. (aka the world’s best human) has decided to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS – and you’ll probably love the person that gets to do the icing. And, actually, the people he challenges in return.

The Ice Bucket Challenge, running since July 29th, is pretty simple; if you’re challenged, you have 24 hours to dump a bucket of ice over your head and donate $10 to an ALS charity. If you refused to get chilly, you have to donate $100. Once done, you then get to challenge another three people to do the same. The #IceBucketChallenge fundraising and awareness campaign has been incredibly successful – more than 70,000 new donors have given money to ALS charities since July 29, bringing in over $4 million.

And RDJ isn’t the only fan fave getting icey for ALS – Arrow‘s Stephen Amell has gone for it too (shirtless, of course. For the fans).

(via Let’s Get Downey)

[Editor’s Note: This article originally neglected to mention that you must donate $10 to ALS even if you complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has since been rectified. –S]

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.