Rugby

Joost takes Ice Bucket Challenge

2014-08-21 08:37
Joost van der Westhuizen (File)

Cape Town - Former Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen has become the latest celebrity to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, to raise funds for motor neuron disease, according to the Times Live website.

WATCH: Joost take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Filmed at his home in Dainfern, Van der Westhuizen, clad in shorts, J9 Foundation sweater, snorkel and flippers, completed the challenge before nominating the "Springbok, All Blacks and Australian rugby teams" to follow suit.

If a nomination is accepted and completed within 24 hours, the participant donates $10. But if the challenge is refused a nominee must donate $100 towards MND.

Van der Westhuizen, 43, joins celebrities and sporting icons like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Garcia, Gary Player and the Manchester United team to have accepted the icy challenge.

Van der Westhuizen has been living with motor neuron disease since 2011. The condition usually leaves patients with two to five years to live after diagnosis.

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