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Yao Ming joins social media battle against ALS

By Wang Hongyi in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2014-08-20 07:10

Former NBA star Yao Ming announced on Tuesday that he will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money and improve awareness of the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Yao is the latest celebrity to join the global phenomenon, which has spread to China and flooded social media for the past week.

Yao, who accepted the challenge from friends, will pour a bucket of ice water over himself on Saturday at the NBA Yao School.

Yao Ming joins social media battle against ALS

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