Courtesy of Andrea Mitchell

msnbc hosts take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

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The #IceBucketChallenge is uniting Americans across party lines in an effort to #StrikeOutALS

That’s right. The viral posts you’re seeing across social media platforms aren’t of folks looking for refuge from the warm summer sun.

Rather, they’re dousing themselves with buckets of ice — and capturing the humiliation on camera — in an effort to raise awareness about ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the ALS Association defines ALS as “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.”

Those who don’t accept the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are responsible for donating to an ALS charity of their choice. As of Tuesday, The ALS Association reported earning $22.9 million in donations since July 29 — a year-to-date increase of $21 million.

The msnbc hosts who have thus far taken the plunge include: Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough, Mika  Brzezinski, and Andrea Mitchell. Who will be next?

1. Rachel Maddow

Date: June 30

Challenged by: Fox News’ Shepard Smith 

Who she challenged: Paul Rieckhoff, Bill Dwight and Liz Cheney

2. Thomas Roberts

Date: August 10

Challenged by: Weekend TODAY Co-Host Erica Hill

Who he challenged: Manny Machado, Rachael Ray and Gavin Newsom

3. Jose Diaz-Balart

Date: August 13

Challenged by: Telemundo Noticiero Co-Host Maria Celeste

Who he challenged: Diego Schoening, Rafael Amaya and Sofia Vergara

Jose undertook “the first bilingual ice bucket challenge in history” in honor of his father-in-law Chuck Brown, who died of ALS.

4-5. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

Date: August 14

Challenged by: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Joe), Joe Scarborough (Mika)

Who he challenged: Carole King, Lyle Lovett and Mika

Who she challenged: Mark and Ian Brzezinski and Bradley Cooper

“I want to thank them for supporting a great cause,” Jindal said. “I think we should start dunking members of Congress every time they say something stupid on your show.”

6. Andrea Mitchell

Date: August 19

Challenged by: DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Who she challenged: Chuck Todd, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

Andrea was splashed by husband Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, on the lawn of the NBC News Bureau in Washington.

7. Krystal Ball 

Date: August 20

Challenged by: Her daughter, Ella

Who she challenged: Her Cycle Co-Hosts Abby Huntsman and Toure and UP Host Steve Kornacki 

8. Abby Huntsman

Date: August 22

Challenged by: Her Cycle Co-Host, Krystal Ball

Who she challenged: Her father, former Ambassador John Huntsman

9. Toure

Date: August 22

Challenged by: His Cycle Co-Host, Krystal Ball

Who he challenged: msnbc Hosts Joy Reid and Melissa Harris-Perry

10. Ronan Farrow

Date: August 22

Challenged by: Nicholas Kristoff

Who he challenged: Mandy Moore and Madeleine Albright 

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge was started by Pete Frates, 29, a former D-1 athlete who played baseball for Boston College. The ALS Association notes that Frates has lived with ALS since 2012 and “tirelessly spreads awareness of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” 

msnbc hosts take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

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