While touring the Alberta tar sands last weekend for an upcoming environmental documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio took time to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The 39-year-old was joined by two First Nations chiefs and Sierra Club President Michael Brune -- using the opportunity to challenge various executives from the oil industry to donate to the ALS Association.
"Hello from Lake Athabasca, we're here learning about the Canadian tar sands," DiCaprio wrote on his Facebook page. "We took a moment to join the #IceBucketChallenge movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada and The Sierra Club President Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden."
"And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper."
You can see the video below. So far, the ALS Association has raised a staggering $88.5M from the campaign. Last year, the organization raised only 2.6 million during the same time period. Amazing.
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