Well, they’ve come up with a new, much more psycho way to raise awareness and money for the ALS Foundation. After the famed Ice Bucket Challenge raised millions for ALS research in … this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, The ALS Hot Pepper Challenge’s Classy page. “I’d certainly heard of ALS, and in a cruel irony had always thought it would be the worst disease you could ever get. How’d it go? TNT. In just a few weeks, celebrities like O’Neal, Barkley, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and ESPN’s Rachel Nichols have chomped on hot peppers, all while helping to raise almost $50,000 (including Facebook donations, which take two weeks to clear). Last October, social worker Patty Haberstroh of Westport, Connecticut, was diagnosed with ALS. “My brother Chuck and I are obsessed with a YouTube show called Hot Ones, where Sean Evans interviews celebrities while they both munch on increasingly spicy wings,” Tom tells PEOPLE of how the idea came about. Credit: “We are hoping peppers can put us over the top,” he jokes. Why? The Daily Blast LIVE hosts attempted the ALS Hot Pepper Challenge. On Christmas Day, the Haberstroh clan posted a video of themselves eating hot peppers and daring their friends to do the same in the name of raising funds for ALS. And it hit us, why not just eat a pepper and post the video like the Ice Bucket Challenge?”, “I’d never eaten a habanero, and I never want to again, but I’ll eat it a thousand more times if it means my mother and others living with ALS can kick this horrible disease,” he adds. Anything we can do to change that, we’re going to try.”. As it so happened, on the day we heard about this, someone brought in a bag of Paqui Ghost Pepper Tortilla Chips, and we figured those would be hot enough. © 2020 Copyright Bonneville International. I’m saying to people that I’m lucky in that you often wish in a memorial service that the person who has passed away could hear the wonderful things being said about them. Because as your body is progressively failing you, your mind knows it and is perfectly fine. That is what I’m finding to be most difficult,” Patty says. The premise is simple: Make a donation to the ALS Foundation , video yourself challenging three people, then pop the hottest pepper you can find into your mouth, and post it. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: The 'Hot' New ALS Challenge That Shaq, Charles Barkley and the Miami Heat are Getting in On. Find out what your cat is trying to tell you with a new cat app, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old. We challenge Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to do the ALS Hot Pepper Challenge. In our mouths. Engineer Creates App To Translate Your Cat, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana. Now there's a new challenge helping to raise money and awareness for the disease. The premise is simple: Make a donation to the ALS Foundation, video yourself challenging three people, then pop the hottest pepper you can find into your mouth, and post it. After the famed Ice Bucket Challenge raised millions for ALS research in 2014, one family has stepped in to turn that research into a cure through the #ALSPepperChallenge — and they have the world of sports on board. Our buddy Ron and I about to start a fire. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from a couple years back? Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? And who’d I challenge? There is no cure. Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley are bringing the heat to ALS awareness.