Unfortunately I didn't get enough votes to be chosen as Eugene Katchalov's PokerStars Protege as I got 508 votes but my opponent, Olga Iermolcheva, managed to get 776 votes.
So, good luck to Team Eugene and Olga in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and I hope they both do the #IceBucketChallenge after I nominated them both yesterday!
In the UK, people participate in the challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
MND is a rapidly progressive and fatal disease, which can affect any adult at any time and attacks the motor neurones that send messages from the brain to the muscles, leaving people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves.
The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no known cure. Around 5,000 people in the UK have MND at any one time, with half of people with the disease dying within 14 months of diagnosis. It kills five people every day in the UK.
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them. The Association funds research to understand what causes MND, how to diagnose it and, most importantly, how to effectively treat it so that it no longer devastates lives.
So take the #MND #IceBucketChallenge and make your donation by texting ICED55 £5 (or other amount) to 70070 (only available in the UK).
For more information, visit: http://www.mndassociation.org/news-and-events/Latest+News/join-in-and-take-the-ice-bucket-challenge-today