Have you seen the ALS Pepper Challenge on social media? What is it? How exactly do you do it?

This Pepper Challenge is very similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge. It all started after NBA writer Tom Haberstroh found out his mother was diagnosed with ALS. According to People, his family started the Pepper Challenge to raise money for research.


The new challenge is simple: If nominated, you have to eat the hottest pepper you can and donate as you wish. The milder the pepper you eat, the more money you donate."

So far many celebrties have taken part, even celebrities locally:

Here in CNY, WKTV, Adirondack Bank, and The Utica Comets all have taken part. You can always make a donation to ALS of Utica anytime online.