live, Julian Bugier offers Zinedine Zidane to take up a symbolic challenge

live, Julian Bugier offers Zinedine Zidane to take up a symbolic challenge
live, Julian Bugier offers Zinedine Zidane to take up a symbolic challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is back. Ten years after its launch in the United States, this challenge which had made the rounds on social networks was relaunched in France by Olivier Goy. Just like in 2014, it involves filming yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and sharing the video, inviting three people to do it in turn, with the aim of raising funds for research into Charcot disease (also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The 45-year-old entrepreneur – himself diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease which caused his paralysis and made him lose the use of speech – was invited to the 1 p.m. news on France 2 this Friday, June 14, 2024, to talk about this initiative: “This bucket of ice water symbolizes the feeling when you receive the diagnosis, the fear when you are told that you have a fatal and still incurable illness. People die within three to five years,” he recalls to Julian Bugier and his teams, thanks to a computer that reproduces the sound of his voice, adding that “each overturned bucket is support for research.”

At the time of its launch in 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge was taken up by many celebrities, from Lady Gaga to Steven Spielberg, including Bill Gates, Taylor Swift and Novak Djokovic, and had raised no less than $115 million. Today, Olivier Goy hopes that his idol, the iconic footballer Zinedine Zidane, will accept (…)

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