Vivek Oberoi takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on 19th Sept 2015. Actor and philanthropist Vivek Oberoi, who has been associated with several social causes like Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and runs the project DEVI in Mathura sponsoring the education of more than 3500 girls, took up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at an event held today at a suburban five star hotel.
The ALS ice bucket challenge fund-raising drive has gone viral the world over and Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Riteish Deshmukh took the challenge last year.
Vivek, who took up the challenge in the presence of the Ice Bucket Challenge founder, Nancy Frates, said, “Nancy has worked tirelessly for ALS awareness since her son, Peter, was diagnosed in 2012 with the disease. Peter is the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral fundraising phenomenon that has raised more than $140 million for ALS in 2014.”
“For me, Nancy is the true hero, creating awareness and raising funds in such a unique way, saving so many lives. Truly inspirational!” adds Vivek