The New ‘Lemon Face Challenge’ Is Raising Awareness For DIPG


Washington: In the recent past, we saw how challenges on social media attract many, mostly youngsters, to participate in it. While there have been fun and awareness-driving challenges like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we also saw the ugly side of the Internet raising its head through the dangerous Blue Whale Challenge. While that is definitely not something for us to be inspired by, it seems another rather fascinating challenge has taken the Internet by storm. The ‘Lemon Face Challenge’ gets people to take a bite of a lemon, record their reactions, post it online and the nominate someone else to carry on the chain.

The reason? This is Aubreigh’s Army’s attempt at spreading awareness and brave the fight against an aggressive type of terminal brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), according to a report by the Washington Post.

Aubreigh Nicholas is an 11-year-old from Alabama, United States, who was diagnosed with the cancer in September 2017. The movement was kickstarted after Alabama football coach Nick Saban bit the lemon on her request.

So in case you see somebody’s shrunken face on social media after they bit into a sour, tangy lemon, catch hold of yourselves before you question their sanity. Here is Aubreigh herself taking the challenge.