Joost takes Ice Bucket Challenge

2014-08-21 08:37

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.


  • Adam Barnard - 2014-08-21 08:41

    Ettiene Botha, Ruben Kruger nou Joost. Sad om heros te groet. Byt vas Joost jou legend.

  • Gerhard Steenkamp - 2014-08-21 08:45

    Gaan groot Joost....Respek

  • cameron.nagel.75 - 2014-08-21 09:03

    Well done proud of you!!

  • Sabiha Lockhat - 2014-08-21 09:15

    Well done one of my favourites as he always has that never give up style/ attitude.

  • Rob Williams - 2014-08-21 09:51

    George Bush has also taken the challenge and nominated Bill Clinton

  • Nico Ferreira - 2014-08-21 09:59

    Come on, Springboks, All Blacks and Wallabies, are you up for the challenge ? You've got 24 hours !

  • Pietse Genade - 2014-08-21 10:35

    Timing seems a bit strange before a test. I'm sure those teams will take up the challenge but not within the next 24 hours.

  • salmon.neethling - 2014-08-21 20:18

    Joost, jou legend!!!

  • Brenda Maneveld - 2014-08-24 07:52

    What a Legend..I salute you for ur bravery!

  • Theuns Esterhuysen - 2014-10-03 14:28

    I have never been a huge fan of Joost, but seeing the struggle to survive yet having that unstoppable urge to stay alive, made my heart weak. I am not a religious person but may God reach out a hand of healing. You sir are an inspiration or should be one to thousands that just wants to give up, like I am unfortunately also one.

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